Five swimmers qualify for 2012 London Paralympics

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VietNam News English - 34 month(s) ago 1 readings

Five disabled Vietnamese swimmers will be heading to Paralympic London this summer after achieving A standard.

At the recent British International Disability Championships in Sheffield, Vo Thanh Tung attained an A standard in the men's 50m freestyle event with 35 seconds 39, the men's 100m freestyle (1: 21. 63), the men's 50m backstroke (45.81) and the men's 50m butterfly (40.11).

"Excellent conditions in the UK helped me develop my ability to a high degree," Tung said.

Nguyen Thanh Trung, attending an international tournament for the first time, overshot the A standard by five seconds in the men's 100m breaststroke with one minute and 54 seconds.

Du Thi Lan, Trinh Thi Bich Nhu and Nguyen Thi Sari also reached the A standard in the women's 100m breaststroke with 2:17.09, 2:17.17 and 2:20.50, respectively.– VNS

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