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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T13, F13

Further personal information

Residence
Vientiane, LAO
Languages
English, Lao
Higher education
Marketing - National University of Laos: Vientiane, LAO

General interest

Hobbies
Cooking. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fifth in the T13 100m and 200m at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia and gaining a fourth-place finish at the 2017 ASEAN Para Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2019)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (UNDP Lao PDR Facebook page, 14 Aug 2019)
Other information
INTERNATIONAL PROJECT
He is one of several Lao athletes with a visual impairment taking part in a project with the Japanese not-for-profit organisation 'Asian Development with Disabled Persons' [ADDP]. The project uses sport to encourage social integration and independence among people with impairments in Lao People's Democratic Republic. He was selected to train under the guidance of Japanese coach Hiroyuki Hane. (nhk.or.jp, 11 Sep 2019)