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NGUYEN Thanh Trung
Sport Para swimming
NPC Vietnam   
GenderMen
Age40
Place of BirthCan Tho, VIE
Height1.65 m
Human Interest
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
Senior 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)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
8 2012 100m Breaststroke SB4 1:53.60
6 2016 100m Breaststroke SB4 1:49.67
10 2016 50m Backstroke S5 45.91 
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2015 50m Backstroke S5 46.89
5 2015 100m Breaststroke SB4 1:49.63
4 2017 100m Breaststroke SB4 1:53.42
6 2017 50m Backstroke S5 44.57
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
12 2016 50m Butterfly S5 53.35
8 2016 100m Breaststroke SB4  DSQ
8 2016 50m Backstroke S5 45.46
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 100m Breaststroke SB4 1:50.91
5 2014 50m Backstroke S5 48.94
  2014 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points  DSQ
3 2014 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 3:04.21
1 2014 200m Individual Medley SM5 3:48.63
1 2018 100m Breaststroke SB4 1:48.91
6 2018 50m Backstroke S5 43.80
6 2018 200m Individual Medley SM6 4:18.47