Singaporean New Paper on June 17 chose Anh Viet one of the best foreign athletes and the sole one who made a similar splash at the OCBC Aquatic Centre as the host athlete Joseph Schooling.
It wrote Nguyen Thi Anh Vien, 18, collected eight individual golds from her nine events, setting seven Games records in the process.
She set new bests in the 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle, the 200m butterfly, 200m backstroke, and 200m and 400m individual medley.
Her ability to triumph in those gruelling events, as well as the 200m breaststroke, have earned her the nickname “Iron Girl”.
Nguyen’s gold haul in Singapore has taken her tally up to 11. No doubt, she’ll be looking to one day dethrone Yeo as the region’s greatest swim queen.
Joseph Schooling shattered records in the 50m and 100m freestyle, 50m, 100m and 200m butterfly and 200m individual medley, and helped in the 4x100m, 4x200m freestyle and the 4x100m medley relay records.
Nine events, nine gold medals, 10 Games records, including a new time during his leg in the 4x200m freestyle relay.