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Ngoc Hung Cao

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F57

Further personal information

Family
Wife Nguyen Thi Hai, one daughter, one son
Residence
Ho Chi Minh City, VIE
Occupation
Athlete, Business Owner, Chef
Languages
Vietnamese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2003 at age 13 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Why this sport?
He liked sports.

General interest

Hobbies
Cooking. (tuoitrenews.vn, 05 Jan 2018)
Hero / Idol
Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Confident." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
He was Vietnam's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (paralympic.org, 29 Aug 2012)
Milestones
He became the first athlete representing Vietnam to win a medal in athletics at the Paralympic Games, when he claimed bronze in the F57 javelin at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 15 Jun 2017; thethao.vnexpress.net, 21 Oct 2016)
Famous relatives
His wife Nguyen Thi Hai represented Vietnam in athletics [discus and javelin] at the Paralympic Games in 2008 and 2012. (thethao.vnexpress.net, 21 Oct 2016; paralympic.org, 2017; vietnamnet.vn, 01 Mar 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 07 May 2021)
Ambitions
To win gold or silver at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (hcmcpv.org.vn, 23 Jan 2020; vietnamnet.vn, 01 Mar 2021)
Impairment
He has limited movement in his left leg as a result of the effects of polio. He contracted the illness at age two. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015; irishtimes.com, 24 Jul 2012)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He and his wife, Vietnamese Para athlete Nguyen Thi Hai, run a restaurant. He works as a chef at the business. "Being a cook is so hard, many people worry about me, especially seeing that although one of my legs is weak I have to stand in the kitchen constantly. But I get used to it, I can still do it." (paralympic.org.vn, 13 Mar 2020; vietnamnet.vn, 01 Mar 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F57/58 Final Round 2012-08-31 9999
Men's Javelin F57/58 Final Round 2012-09-08 4
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F57 Final 1 2015-10-24 8
Men's Discus Throw F57 Final 1 2015-10-30 13
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F57 Final Round 2016-09-12 3
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F57 Final 1 2017-07-18 7
Men's Discus Throw F57 Final 1 2017-07-22 5