JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Rising star Anh Vien wins Vietnam’s first Swimming World Cup medal

Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 16:03 GMT+7
Rising star Anh Vien wins Vietnam’s first Swimming World Cup medal
Vietnamese swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien is seen competing during an event in this file photo.

Rising star Nguyen Thi Anh Vien made history as the first Vietnamese swimmer to take home a World Cup medal after her competition on the opening day of the FINA/Airweave Swimming World Cup 2015 in Russia on Tuesday.

FINA, or the International Swimming Federation, is the international governing body of swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming and open water swimming.

The 19-year-old swimmer won the women’s 200m individual medley bronze medal by rounding out the podium in 2:12.33 at the Olimpiysky Swimming Pool in Moscow.

Hungary’s Hosszu Katinka took home the gold medal, clocking 2:10.68, whereas her compatriot Jakobos Zsuzsanna snatched the silver at 2:12.15.

The Vietnamese swimmer also smashed Vietnam’s national record of 2:12.66 set by herself at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics in China.

Vien had the last laugh with the World Cup bronze medal after her unsuccessful journey at the 16th FINA World Championships 2015, running from July 24 to August 9, in the Russian city of Kazan.

The women's 200m individual medley competition. Video: FINA

The 2015 edition of the FINA/Airweave Swimming World Cup takes place in Moscow on August 11-12 with the presence of many stars aiming at shining in this prestigious 50m-pool circuit, according to the FINA’s website.

The event sees around 250 swimmers compete in 32 events.

The FINA/Airweave Swimming World Cup 2015 comprises eight legs distributed on three clusters, with eight different events held separately in Moscow, Paris-Chartres, Hong Kong, Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo, Doha and Dubai.

The total cash prize for the Swimming World Cup is nearly US$2 million, according to FINA.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!



Read more




Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Vietnamese-made app allows people to grow real veggies via smartphone

Nguyen Thi Duyen, a young engineer in Hanoi, developed the app and its related services to help busy people create their own veggie gardens.

Chinese tourists hit by Vietnamese over dine and dash

Four Chinese were reportedly injured, with one having a broken arm.

Latest news