How did Nguyen Huu Viet Die: The athlete who won the first swimming gold medal for Vietnam at the SEA Games passed away suddenly at the age of 34, this morning on March 25.
Mr. Dinh Viet Hung – General Secretary of the Vietnam Aquatics Association – confirmed to VnExpress, that swimmer Nguyen Huu Viet suffered a relapse of chronic asthma while taking a bath.
Who was Nguyen Huu Viet?
Huu Viet is the first Vietnamese swimmer to win the SEA Games gold medal, in the 100m breaststroke content, with a time of 1 minute 03.80 seconds at the 2005 SEA Games in the Philippines. This is also the only gold medal of Vietnamese swimming at the Games that year. He was also selected as the typical athlete of Vietnam in 2005.
Huu Viet was born on October 1, 1988 in Hai Phong. When he was 16 years old, he participated in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, the 100m breaststroke. In 2008, he won a place at the Beijing Olympics. During his career, Huu Viet won three gold, one silver, and one bronze medal at the SEA Games. He is still holding the Vietnamese records in the 50m and 100m breaststroke content of 50m and 25m, as well as the 4×50m medley relay and 4×100m medley relay.
Huu Viet continued to bring home the only gold medal for swimming in Vietnam, also in the 100m breaststroke at the 2007 SEA Games (Thailand) and the 2009 SEA Games (Laos). In particular, in 2009, “The Frog Prince” set the Games record with a record of 1 minute 01.60 seconds.
Huu Viet retired in 2011 at the age of 23, after failing to win a medal at the 26th SEA Games in Indonesia. He suffered from chronic asthma since childhood but still strives to compete at the top.
Huu Viet Cause of death
How did Nguyen Huu Viet Die: According to information from Huu Viet’s relatives, before his sudden death, he was still healthy and went to work normally. On the evening of March 25, Huu Viet also went to Hanoi to cheer on the Vietnamese team to play against the Oman team at My Dinh Stadium.
The cause of death is not revealed yet. The death of the number 1 fisherman in Vietnam is a great loss to the family and the sports world in Vietnam.
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