Anh Vien wins 2nd medal for Vietnam at swimming World Cup

By Khanh Uyen, Thanh Nien News

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Anh Vien has become the first Vietnamese to win medals at a swimming World Cup. Photo: Khanh Uyen Anh Vien has become the first Vietnamese to win medals at a swimming World Cup. Photo: Khanh Uyen

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Nguyen Thi Anh Vien won a silver in the women’s 400m individual medley category on Wednesday, her second medal at the FINA World Cup in Moscow.
The 19-year-old swimmer from the Mekong Delta had a good start and took the lead in the first 150m, before falling behind 26-year-old Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu.
Hosszu, also the 200m individual medley winner, finished first with 4m36s25 to claim the gold medal.
Vien claimed the silver medal with 4m40s79 while France’s Lara Grangeon won the bronze with 4m41s54.
With a bronze medal in the women’s 200m individual medley on Tuesday, Vien has secured Vietnam’s first-ever two medals at a swimming World Cup.
Coach Dang Anh Tuan said that after Moscow, Vien will move to Paris on August 18 for the next event in the series.
 
The Swimming World Cup is actually a series of two-day events organized between August and November each year at seven or eight locations in the Middle East, Europe and East Asia, with a total prize money of US$2 million.
This year it has eight events, with the remaining legs to take place in Paris, Hongkong, Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo, Doha, and Dubai.

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