13/09/2017 09:53 GMT+7 print

Vietnamese wins two golds at Asian swimming event

Hanoi, September 13 (VNA) - Vietnamese swimmer Lam Quang Nhat won two golds and one silver at the ongoing Asian Age Group Swimming Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. 

Nhat defeated strong rivals from India, Hong Kong, Uzbekistan and Thailand to take the lead in the men’s 800m freestyle with a time of 8:13.13. 

His achievement also set the new record of the event, beating the old record of 8:13.41. 

In the men’s 400m medley, the HCM City-born swimmer Nhat also triumphed with a time of 4:28.27. 

In addition to two golds, Nhat brought home a silver medal in the 400m freestyle. 

At the Southeast Asian Games, which concluded in Malaysia last month, Nhat won a silver medal in the men’s 1,500m freestyle.