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Binh An Nguyen

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Ho Chi Minh City, VIE
Languages
Vietnamese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting at the Sport and Cultural Centre of Tan Binh District in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Why this sport?
He was inspired to take up the sport after watching a live video broadcast of the powerlifting at the 2003 ASEAN Para Games in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Club / Team
Sport and Cultural Centre of Tan Binh District: Ho Chi Minh City, VIE
Name of coach
Nguyen Hong Phuc [national], VIE

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Vietnam

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2015 Asian Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Nguyen Hong Phuc. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Vietnamese Para powerlifter Le Van Cong. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
He was named an Excellent Para Athlete at the 2019 Vietnam Sports Glory awards in Hanoi, Vietnam. (thethao.sggp.org.vn, 27 Mar 2019)

He received a sporting achievement award at the 2015 National Para Sport Awards in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. (parasport.vn, 2015)
Impairment
He contracted polio at age six, resulting in the loss of feeling in his legs. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017; irishtimes.com, 24 Jul 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -52 kg Final Round 2012-08-31 4
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 54.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-06 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -54 kg Final Round 2016-09-09 9999
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 54.00kg Final 2017-12-07 2