SEA Games Day 3: Vietnam’s Huy Hoang Nguyen Wins Men’s 1500 Free


  • Saturday, May 6th – Thursday, May 11th
  • Morodok Tecno National Aquatics Center, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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  • World Championships/Olympic Games Qualifier
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  • Live Results

Day three of the 2023 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games saw 22-year-old Huy Hoang Nguyen punch a winning effort of 15:11.24 to get to the wall first in the men’s 1500m freestyle.

Nguyen beat the field by over 20 seconds, with his teammate Huu Kim Son Nguyen snagging silver in 15:35.21 while Glen Lim of Singapore rounded out the top 3 in 15:40.49.

As for Huy, his time tonight was just slower than his own meet record from 2019. That mark remains at 14:58.14 when he was 18 years of age.

The women’s 200m back saw a meet record bite the dust, courtesy of Filipino athlete Xiandi Chua.

21-year-old Chua clocked a time of 2:13.02 to slice over half a second off of the prior Games Record of 2:13.64 retired Vietnamese Olympian Nguyen Thi Anh Vien put on the books at the 2017 edition of this competition.

Tonight, Chua handily defeated the field, with the next-closet swimmer, Chloe Kennedy Anne IS of the Philippines getting to the wall in 2:16.19. Thailand’s Fonpray Yamsuan also landed on the podium, bagging bronze in 2:17.95.

Singapore’s Quah Ting Wen joined her siblings in capturing a gold medal for her nation, winning the women’s 100m freestyle this evening.

30-year-old Quah grabbed gold in 55.83 as the only swimmer under the 56-second threshold. Jasmine Alkhaldi of the Philippines was next in 56.12 while Thuy Hien Nguyen of Vietnam, just 13 years of age, snagged bronze in 56.42.

Singapore also got on the board with gold, courtesy of the men’s 4x100m medley relay.

The combination of Quah Zheng Wen, Nicholas Mahabir, Tzen Wei Teong and Jonathan Tan punched a collective effort of 3:37.45 to get the job done. That sliced .01 off of the previous meet record the Singaporean squad logged in 2017.

Splits for the medley relay this evening included Quah at 55.31, Mahabir at 1:00.68, Teong at 52.79, and Tan at 48.67.

Additional winners on the evening included Vietnam’s Hung Nguyen Tran securing gold in the men’s 400m IM in a time of 4:19.12. Singapore’s 19-year-old Ching Hwee Gan hit a time of 4:15.17 to land atop the women’s 400m free podium.

Through day 3, Singapore remains on top of the overalls swimming medal table, having accumulated 22 pieces of hardware, including 10 golds.

Swimming Medal Table Through Day 3




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4 months ago

Nick Mahabir, not “Ruikaabir”

4 months ago

56.42 100free for a 13y.o female is motoring. Good on her, one to watch.

Reply to  SHRKB8
4 months ago

That would rank 2 all time for Australian girls. Just a bit faster than Shanna Jack

4 months ago

I don’t think the men’s 1500 is right, the official site for that race hasn’t been updated. It’s still the psych sheet. Huy Hoang Nguyen swam 15:11.24

Reply to  CY~
4 months ago

Don’t use the official site, it is completely useless

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