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VO Huynh Anh Khoa
Sport Para swimming
NPC Vietnam   
GenderMen
Age31
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S8, SB7, SM8
Further Personal Information
Residence
Ho Chi Minh City, VIE
Languages
English, Vietnamese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age eight.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up swimming by doctors as a form of physiotherapy. "I want to spend the rest of my life swimming. It's like my destiny. Swimming helped me escape the fear of death."
Club / Team
NCC Swimming Club: Ho Chi Minh City, VIE
General Interest
Most influential person in career
His parents. (giaoduc.edu.vn, 21 May 2009)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with spinal cancer at age six. He became paralysed after undergoing surgery and chemotherapy sessions. "If my two legs weren't paralysed, I would have been a good footballer. I love football and idolised David Beckham. When I was five years old, I insisted that my parents let me learn some football skills, but who expected that a year later this would happen." (webthethao.vn, 14 Nov 2017; giaoduc.edu.vn, 21 May 2009)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 50m Freestyle S9 27.53 Q
  2014 200m Individual Medley SM9  DSQ
3 2014 100m Freestyle S9 1:00.98
6 2014 100m Butterfly S9 1:13.13
3 2014 400m Freestyle S9 4:54.84
4 2018 50m Freestyle S8 28.41
3 2018 400m Freestyle S8 5:05.89
4 2018 100m Freestyle S8 1:03.21
10 2018 100m Butterfly S8 1:28.87