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VI Thi Hang
Sport Para swimming
NPC Vietnam   
GenderWomen
Age32
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S7, SB6, SM7
Further Personal Information
Residence
Ho Chi Minh City, VIE
Higher education
Computer Science - Information Technology College Ho Chi Minh City [ITC-HCM City]: Vietnam
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She first competed at a national-level event in 2012.
Why this sport?
"I started Para swimming by accident. My adoptive father wanted everyone to participate in sporting activities."
Club / Team
Ho Chi Minh City: Vietnam
General Interest
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. She contracted the illness at age three. (saostar.vn, 19 Sep 2017)
Other information
ADOPTIVE FATHER
She comes from Dak Nong Province in Vietnam, but in 2012 she began living in Ho Chi Minh City with her adoptive father Tran Hoang Minh. He has accommodated a number of people with an impairment in his home, and several of them have gone on to become national athletes. "Currently [speaking in 2019] there are about 50 children living there. When I came there, father supported me a lot. I was able to go to school, swim and buy things for training. He has sacrificed a lot, given away everything. To him, taking care of others seems to be fun. I now have a better income but I still like to live with my father. This is much greater than love." (tuoitre.vn, 09 Sep 2019; saostar.vn, 19 Sep 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2018 50m Freestyle S7 39.56
11 2018 100m Breaststroke SB6 2:16.48
3 2018 100m Freestyle S7 1:23.04