The Vietnamese won in the women’s 400m individual medley (IM) with a time of 4:44.68.

Connie Dean of England came second clocking 4:46.63, while Ilektra Lebl from Greece was third with 4:49.68.

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Nguyen Thi Anh Vien wins 400m IM at the Pro Swim Series Mesa tournament in Arizona, United States, on Thursday. Photo baomoi.com

Vien will further compete in the 200m IM, 100m backstroke and 200m butterfly events.

Vien is Vietnam’s hope of a medal in the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia. She expects to win a gold and is sharpening her skills by practicing in the United States.

In the last Asian Games, Vien brought home two bronze medals in 200m backstroke and 400m IM.

Pro Swim Series is an American swimming competition. The winner in each category will receive five points for his/her world ranking and a bonus of USD 1,000.

Source: VNA