Vietnam takes 15 gold medals at Asian Age Swimming Championship hinh anh 1Swimming star Nguyen Thi Anh Vien celebrates after finishing first at a swimming competition. (Source: VNA)

Vietnamese swimmers lived up to expectations, amassing 15 gold medals at the 8th Asian Age Swimming Championship, which finished in Bangkok, Thailand on October 4.

Star swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien, who has become a household name after her series of recent successes at international swimming competitions, once again made up the biggest share of Vietnam’s medal haul.

She contributed seven out of the 15 gold medals the country won at the championship.

Her last victory was in the women’s 1,500-metre event on October 4 after she completed the distance with a time of 16:56.55, well ahead of the second place Thai swimmer who finished the race in 17:34.51.

The 19-year-old also won five silver medals at the event.

Her two male teammates, Tran Duy Khoi and Huynh Man Dat , each brought home three gold medals.

Another girl in the team, Nguyen Diep Phuong Tram pocketed two gold medals.

The Asian Age Swimming Championships took place in Bangkok from October 1-4 with three age brackets: Group A featured swimmers aged 18 and over, Group B included those aged 15 to 17 and Group C for swimmers aged 14 and below.

Each age bracket competed in 44 events (22 event for boys and 22 for girls).

After the championship, Vien will fly to the Republic of Korea to compete in the World Military Games from October 7-10.-VNA