Anh Vien bids farewell to Rio Olympics

Wednesday, 2016-08-10 11:21:44
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Anh Vien experiences an unsuccessful Olympics in Rio.
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NDO – Swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien, one of Vietnam’s biggest hopes at the 2016 Rio Olympics, exited the Games without winning a single medal after finishing competition in her last event, the 200m individual medley, on August 9. 

>>> Hoang Xuan Vinh makes history for Vietnam with Olympic gold

Vien finished seventh among eight, clocking a time of 2:16.20, which was nearly four seconds slower than her career best of 2:12.33, set at the Swimming World Cup in 2015.

Earlier on August 8, Vien was also unsuccessful in the preliminary round of the 400m freestyle finishing in last place with a time of 4:16.32.

Vien’s best performance in Rio was seen on the second day of the Games, August 7, when she broke her own record in the 400m individual medley with a time of 4:36.85, just 0.31 of a second behind the last finalist Emily Overholt.

In rowing, Ta Thanh Huyen and Ho Thi Ly failed to make the finals of the women’s 2,000m lightweight double scull event ranking eight among the 12 participating teams in the preliminary tournament last night.

After four days of competition, Vietnam is sitting 24th in the Olympic medal tally with a single gold medal won by shooter Hoang Xuan Vinh in the men’s 10m air pistol.

The United States continued to top the provisional standings with nine gold medals, followed by China with eight and Australia with four.

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