Hoang Quy Phuoc takes a gold medal from the Budapest Swimming Open in Hungary (Source: zing.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) — Hoang Quy Phuoc won a gold medal and set a national record at the Budapest Swimming Open in Hungary on June 30.

He finished first in the men’s 400m freestyle event with a time of 3:55.85, which is the new record among Vietnam’s swimming champions. The old record of 3:57.09, set at the ASEAN championship two years ago, also belonged to him.

The result was better than the Olympics’ B standard of 3:58.51 but was still far from the A standard of 3:50.40.

This was his second medal at the tournament. He bagged a silver in the 200m freestyle the day before.

His teammate, Lam Quang Nhat, came second at 3:57.24, his personal best result.

The Vietnamese team have now grabbed one gold and three silver medals at the event, which will close on July 2.-VNA