Hoang joined seven other swimmers in group 3 and after 100 m, he fell behind to seventh place. In the last 200 m, he accelerated to finish fifth after 15 minutes and 0.24 seconds. Florian Wellbrock of Germany topped the group, finishing in 14 minutes and 48.53 seconds.
When group 3 concluded, Hoang was in the top eight and this result was enough for him to advance. However, when group 4 finished, five swimmers there had better results than Hoang. He was thus pushed down to 12th place overall, and eliminated.
The 21-year-old's personal best in the 1,500 m freestyle, his favorite category, was 14 minutes and 58.14 seconds, achieved at SEA Games 2019.
On Tuesday, Hoang competed in 800 m freestyle but couldn't advance either.
The other Vietnamese swimmer at Tokyo Olympics, Nguyen Thi Anh Vien, was eliminated after finishing last in the women’s 800 m freestyle race Thursday.
Vietnam only has one athlete left in the Olympics, sprinter and hurdler Quach Thi Lan, who will compete in the 400 m hurdles on Saturday.
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