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TRAN Quoc Phi
Sport Para swimming
NPC Vietnam   
Place of BirthVinh Phuc, VIE
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
S13, SB13, SM13
Further Personal Information
Hanoi, VIE
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
Senior International Debut
Competing for
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)
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. (, 16 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2017 100m Backstroke S13 1:10.88
5 2017 50m Freestyle S13 27.97
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
12 2016 50m Freestyle S12 27.62
9 2016 100m Backstroke S12 1:10.37
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
11 2018 100m Freestyle S13 1:01.35
6 2018 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:33.80
6 2018 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:13.66
4 2018 100m Backstroke S13 1:09.62
5 2018 50m Freestyle S13 26.53