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Van Phuc Nguyen

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
One child
Residence
Hanoi, VIE
Languages
Vietnamese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2003 at the Hanoi Sports Club for the Impaired in Vietnam.
Why this sport?
While at university he tried wheelchair racing but then became interested in powerlifting.
Name of coach
Le Ha Tuan Hai, VIE, from 2017

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Vietnam
Location
Kuala Lumpur, MAS

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver at the 2014 ASEAN Para Games in Naypyidaw, Myanmar. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Vietnamese Para powerlifter Le Van Cong. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Impairment
He has muscle weakness in his legs due to the effects of polio. He contracted the illness at age 18 months. (talkvietnam.com, 14 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -48 kg Final Round 2012-08-30 7
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 13