Nguyen Thi Anh Vien bagged a gold medal for women’s 200m individual medley during the Second Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China on Sunday breaking national and regional records.
The 18-year-old Vietnamese swimmer finished with 2:12.66, followed by Siobhan Haughey of Hong Kong and Meghan Small of the US.
“I am so happy. I just swam, swam, swam and I won. That’s all,” Vien was quoted by the event’s website as saying.
Vien finished much better than at the 2013 South East Asian Games when she claimed a gold medal for her 2:16.20 finish.
According to Vietnam Water Sports Association General Secretary Dinh Viet Hung, Vien competed well despite finishing second in the qualifying round.
“There’s a great chance she'll win more golds in other categories,” he said.
Meanwhile, Nguyen Tran Anh Tuan won a silver medal in the 56kg class with total record of 243 kgs, including a 108kg snatch and 135 kg clean and jerks.
Meng Chen of host China claimed the gold medal with 283 kgs in total.
In women’s weightlifting, Ngo Thi Quyen ranked 5th with total record of 149 kgs.