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Hoang Tuyet Loan Chau

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Nha Trang, VIE
Languages
Vietnamese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting in Khan Hoa, Vietnam.
Why this sport?
"I started sport in 2002 because I loved wearing the colourful outfits and a friend thought powerlifting might suit me. To my amazement, it came to me naturally. In a couple of months I was Vietnamese champion and within a year I was competing internationally. Everyone has a dream and this was my dream."
Club / Team
Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism of Khan Hoa: Vietnam
Name of coach
Nguyen Hong Phuc [national], VIE

International debut

Year
2000
Competing for
Vietnam

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2011 Asian Championships. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Vietnamese pistol shooter Hoang Xuan Vinh. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
She received a sporting achievement award at the 2012 Vietnamese Sports Awards. (bienphong.com.vn, 28 Mar 2012)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. She contracted the illness at age four months. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017; suckhoedoisong.vn, 08 Oct 2014)
Other information
CANCER SURVIVOR
In 2010 she was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer. After a year of treatment the condition was controlled and she was able to qualify for the 2012 Paralympic Games. (suckhoedoisong.vn, 08 Oct 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -48 kg Final Round 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -52 kg Final Round 2012-09-01 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -55 kg Final Round 2016-09-10 8
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 55.00kg Final 2017-12-03 9999