SEA Games: Train, eat, sleep, win is all Vietnam swim queen Nguyen Thi Anh Vien knows

Vietnam's Nguyen Thi Anh Vien after winning the gold in the Women's 200m Freestyle Final event of the 2019 SEA Games in Capas, Philippines, on Dec 6, 2019.
Vietnam's Nguyen Thi Anh Vien after winning the gold in the Women's 200m Freestyle Final event of the 2019 SEA Games in Capas, Philippines, on Dec 6, 2019.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

CLARK - Such is Vietnam swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien's dogged focus on her career that she does not have a mobile phone or a Facebook account, despite earning billions of dong in prize money and sponsorships.

The 23-year-old, nicknamed the Little Mermaid, admitted that her days consist only of "training, eating, sleeping and training again", but she is happy to forsake a regular life for her sport.

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