The number one Vietnamese swimmer had gained the best results at the qualifying and semi-final rounds. However, in the final round, the Can Tho city-origin girl was unable to reach the finish bar first. In the end, Anh Vien pocketed the silver medal in the event with a time of 1’03”46, just ranking behind her rival Dasol from Korea, with 1’03”08.
Opportunities are waiting for Anh Vien, 17, in the upcoming time as she is preparing for competitions in the 50m and 200m backstroke events.
Together with Anh Vien, also on August 20, Vietnamese swimmer Tran Duy Khoi competed in the final round of the men’s 100m backstroke event. He turned in a performance of 59”54, ranking 4th position.
Meanwhile, in the tennis event, Ly Hoang Nam entered into men’s single quarter-final after his 2-0 victory (7-6, 6-2) against Congcar from Thailand. Hoang Nam’s rival in the men’s single quarter-final is Yang Shao-Chi from Taiwan (China), who ranks 164th in the International Tennis Federation rankings and is the 6th seed of the Games.
So far, the Vietnamese delegation has won two silver medals at the Games, including Nguyen Thi Anh Vien in swimming and Nguyen Tran Tuan Anh in weightlifting, to rank 17th in the medal tally./.comments powered by Disqus