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NGUYEN Nang
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age34
Place of BirthHanoi, VIE
Height1.55 m
Weight 56 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Pip Jones
Residence
Perth, WA, AUS
Languages
English, Vietnamese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2011 in Perth, WA, Australia.
Why this sport?
He tried other Paralympic sports but did not feel he would be able to reach a high enough level, until he tried powerlifting. "I didn't find the success I was hoping for in those sports and I wanted something more, so I started looking for an individual sport to focus on."
Club / Team
Rebound WA: Perth, WA, AUS
Name of coach
Henry Day, AUS, from 2017
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Australia
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Lifting 100kg for the first time, less than year after starting training as a lightweight lifter. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
His grandmother. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player Michael Jordan, Australian Para javelin thrower and swimmer Frank Ponta. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be the best version of yourself, do the impossible." (Athlete, 07 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
He was the recipient of the 2015 Fleet West Scholarship, which is presented to two Australian athletes aiming to compete at the Paralympic Games. (wheelchairsportswa.org.au, 28 Nov 2014)
Other sports
He has played wheelchair basketball for the Be Active Perth Wheelcats in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association in Australia. He has also competed in Para cycling and wheelchair track racing. (paralympic.org.au, 12 Jun 2013; wheelchairsportswa.org.au, 15 Jul 2012)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
16 2014 54kg 123.0
17 2017 59kg 135.0
Commonwealth Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2018 Bench Press Lightweight 142.3
European Open Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2015 54kg  NoM