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Nhật wins two golds at Asian swimming event

HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese swimmer Lâm Quang Nhật won two golds and one silver at the ongoing Asian Age Group Swimming Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Nhật 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.

Vietnamese swimmer Lâm Quang Nhật.
Vietnamese swimmer Lâm Quang Nhật.

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 Nhật also triumphed with a time of 4:28.27.

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

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