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Nang Nguyen

Powerlifting

Biography

Further personal information

Family
Partner Pip Jones
Residence
Perth, WA, AUS
Languages
English, Vietnamese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2011 in Perth, WA, Australia.
Why this sport?
He tried other Paralympic sports but did not feel he would be able to reach a high enough level, until he tried powerlifting. "I didn't find the success I was hoping for in those sports and I wanted something more, so I started looking for an individual sport to focus on."
Club / Team
Rebound WA: Perth, WA, AUS
Name of coach
Henry Day, AUS, from 2017

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Australia

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Lifting 100kg for the first time, less than year after starting training as a lightweight lifter. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
His grandmother. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player Michael Jordan, Australian Para javelin thrower and swimmer Frank Ponta. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be the best version of yourself, do the impossible." (Athlete, 07 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
He was the recipient of the 2015 Fleet West Scholarship, which is presented to two Australian athletes aiming to compete at the Paralympic Games. (wheelchairsportswa.org.au, 28 Nov 2014)
Other sports
He has played wheelchair basketball for the Be Active Perth Wheelcats in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association in Australia. He has also competed in Para cycling and wheelchair track racing. (paralympic.org.au, 12 Jun 2013; wheelchairsportswa.org.au, 15 Jul 2012)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
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 16
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 59.00kg Final 2017-12-03 17