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Vietnam’s Anh Vien sets new record at Military World Games in S.Korea

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien won a gold medal in women’s 200m individual medley and set a new record at the Military World Games in South Korea on Friday.
Nguyen Thi Anh Vien on the podium for the gold medal in women's 200m medley at the 2015 Military World Games in South Korea on October 9.
Nguyen Thi Anh Vien on the podium for the gold medal in women’s 200m medley at the 2015 Military World Games in South Korea on October 9.
The 19-year-old swimmer from the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho maintained good speed in the last 50 m section, clocking 2:13:87 to finish ahead of Andreeva Viktoriia of Russia. She broke a World Games record set in 2009 by Italy’s Segat Francesca.
Victoriia won the silver medal after finishing 0.09s behind, followed by China’s Zhu Yingying with 2:16:73.
However, Vien could not repeat her best result of 2:12:33 which she recorded at the FINA World Cup in Russia in August.
In June, Vien clocked 2:13:53 at the Southeast Asian Games in Singapore.
Earlier on October 7, Vien won a bronze medal in women’s 800m freestyle.
The 6th Military World Games is being held by the International Military Sports Council (CISM) in Mungyeong, South Korea from October 2-11 with approximately 8,700 athletes from 110 countries and territories, competing in 22 sports.