Vietnamese swimming star Nguyen Thi Anh Vien. (Photo: VNA)


Hanoi (VNA)
– Vietnamese swimming star Nguyen Thi Anh Vien aims to change the colour of her medal at the upcoming 2018 Asian Games (ASIAD 18).

The swimmer said she will focus on the 400m and 200m individual medley events.

At the ASIAD 2014 in Incheon, the Republic of Korea, Vien won two bronze medals in the women’s 200m backstroke and 400m individual medley.

The 21-year-old athlete has undergone several training sessions at the GBK Aquatic Centre sports complex in Indonesia.

She is expected to gain medals for the Vietnamese delegation at the ASIAD 18, along with other Vietnamese swimmers such as Pham Thanh Bao, Nguyen Huu Kim Son, and Nguyen Huy Hoang.

The Vietnam sports delegation at ASIAD 2018 consists of 532 members, including 352 athletes. It aims to snatch at least three gold medals, with at least one in an Olympic sports category.

The ASIAD 2018 will be officially held in the two major Indonesian cities – Jakarta and Palembang – from August 18 to September 2, with the participation of athletes from 45 countries and territories.

At the previous Games, Vietnam pocketed one gold, 10 silver, and 25 bronze medals, ranking 21st in the overall medal tally. –VNA