Vietnam claims bronze medal at Military World Games hinh anh 1Vietnamese swimming ace Nguyen Thi Anh Vien. (Source: VNA)

Vietnamese swimming star Nguyen Thi Anh Vien on October 7 won a bronze medal at the 2015 Military World Games, which is taking place in the Republic of Korea.

Vien, Vietnam’s only representative at the Games, finished third in the women’s 800m freestyle event after clocking 8:39.91.

China’s Zhang Yuhan took the gold medal with a time of 8:29.83 and her teammate Dong Fuwei pocketed the silver in 8:38.41 .

Vien will compete in the women’s 200m individual medley event on October 9.

The 2015 Military World Games is taking place from October 7-10.

Last week, Vien won seven gold medals for Vietnam at the Asian Age Swimming Championships in Bangkok, Thailand.-VNA