Vietnamese Olympian Nguyen Thi Anh Vien Gets It Done On SEA Games Day 4


While the European Short Course Championships continue on in Glasgow and the U.S. Open rolls along in Atlanta, the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games are alive and well in New Clark City, Philippines.

Getting it done on night 4 was Vietnamese Olympian Nguyen Thi Anh Vien, as the 23-year-old powered her way to 2 golds. The versatile Asian star first cracked a time of 4:13.20 to top the women’s 400m podium. She later took on the women’s 100m back, where she beat the field by just under a second with a winning effort of 1:02.97.

These individual golds bring Nguyen’s SEA Games haul to a total of 5, along with 1 silver with one more day of competition left. At the 2017 edition of these Games, Nguyen wrapped up a total of 8 golds and 2 silvers, which means she’s well on her way to keeping up with that result this time around as well.

Additional Winners:

  • Darren Chua of Singapore took the men’s 200m free in a time of 1:48.26, getting his hand on the wall ahead of Malaysian national record holder Welson Sim and his runner-up mark of 1:48.52.
  • Quah Ting Wen also got on the board for Singapore, producing a winning 50m fly time of 26.50 to set a new meet record in that women’s event tonight.
  • The men’s 200m breast saw Thailand’s Nuttapong Ketin get it done for gold in 2:22.57, a new meet record.
  • Indonesia also saw a gold medalist for its part this evening, with Gene Siman Sudartawa producing a time of 25.12 for gold, beating Singaporean powerhouse athlete Quah Zheng Wen‘s 25.65.
  • Finally, the Singaporean foursome of Quah Ting Wen, Quah Jing Wen, Cherlyn Yeoh, Amanda Lim clocked a time of 3:40.92 in the women’s 4x100m free relay. They topped the podium by more than 6 seconds in a new meet record effort.

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