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Thanh Trung Nguyen

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S5, SB4, SM5

Further personal information

Residence
Ho Chi Minh City, VIE
Languages
Vietnamese
Higher education
Can Tho University: Vietnam

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2011 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Why this sport?
He loved to swim in the river near his home when he was young.
Name of coach
Dong Quoc Cuong [national], VIE

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Vietnam

General interest

Nicknames
Superman (Athlete, 12 Mar 2013)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always strive to achieve your best." (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
He was Vietnam's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Final Round 2012-09-04 8
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Heat 2 2012-09-04 4
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 1 2015-07-13 14
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Heat 1 2015-07-18 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Final 1 2015-07-18 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Final Round 2016-09-11 6
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 1 2016-09-16 5
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Final 1 2017-12-02 4
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Final 1 2017-12-04 6
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 1 2017-12-04 5