Hoang’s time of 7:50:20 was enough to win gold, surpassing his rivals Yoshida Keisuke from Japan and Kalmar Akos from Hungary.
Hoang’s winning time also broke his own national record achieved two months ago at the Asian Games (ASIAD) in Indonesia.
His old record stood at 7:54:32. Earlier, Hoang finished fourth in the men’s 400 m freestyle with a time of 3:48:85 at the Youth Olympic Games.
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