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Quoc Phi Tran

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13

Further personal information

Residence
Hanoi, VIE
Languages
Vietnamese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2012 in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Why this sport?
In 2012, on a visit to a military academy, his talent for swimming was recognised by coach Duong Thi Them. Tran believed that the sport would help him overcome his impairment and change his life.
Name of coach
Duong Thi Them, VIE

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Vietnam

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals at the 2013 ASEAN Para Games in Naypyidaw, Myanmar. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Singaporean swimmer Joseph Schooling. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always strive to achieve your best." (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Impairment
He sustained an eye injury at age three when the house he was living in collapsed. The injury resulted in an impairment to his vision. (webthethao.vn, 16 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Final 1 2017-12-02 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2017-12-05 5