Huynh Anh Khoa Vo
Origin of Impairment
S8, SB7, SM8
Further personal information
Ho Chi Minh City, VIE
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
Most influential person in career
His parents. (giaoduc.edu.vn, 21 May 2009)
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)