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Huynh Anh Khoa Vo

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S8, SB7, SM8

Further personal information

Residence
Ho Chi Minh City, VIE
Languages
English, Vietnamese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age eight.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up swimming by doctors as a form of physiotherapy. "I want to spend the rest of my life swimming. It's like my destiny. Swimming helped me escape the fear of death."
Club / Team
NCC Swimming Club: Ho Chi Minh City, VIE

General interest

Most influential person in career
His parents. (giaoduc.edu.vn, 21 May 2009)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with spinal cancer at age six. He became paralysed after undergoing surgery and chemotherapy sessions. "If my two legs weren't paralysed, I would have been a good footballer. I love football and idolised David Beckham. When I was five years old, I insisted that my parents let me learn some football skills, but who expected that a year later this would happen." (webthethao.vn, 14 Nov 2017; giaoduc.edu.vn, 21 May 2009)