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VO Thanh Tung
Sport Para swimming
NPC Vietnam   
GenderMen
Age33
Place of BirthCan Tho, VIE
Height1.68 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S5, SB4, SM5
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Nguyen Phuong
Residence
Ho Chi Minh City, VIE
Languages
Vietnamese
Higher education
Can Tho Technical College: Vietnam
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2005 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Why this sport?
His father used to travel to work by boat every day on the river and taught him how to swim for safety reasons.
Name of coach
Dong Quoc Cuong [national], VIE
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Vietnam
General Interest
Nicknames
Ocean [he lives by the beach]. (Athlete, 12 Mar 2013)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the S5 50m freestyle at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (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)
Injuries
He missed three months of training shortly after the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. He believed the problem was due to over-training. (Athlete, 12 Mar 2013)
Awards and honours
He was named Vietnam's Most Outstanding Paralympic Athlete of the Year in 2014. (talkvietnam.com, 01 Jan 2015)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of the effects of polio contracted at age four. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
7 2012 50m Freestyle S5 36.05
6 2012 50m Backstroke S5 42.59
Heat 2012 50m Butterfly S5 43.82
6 2012 100m Freestyle S5 1:19.83
7 2016 50m Butterfly S5 39.44 
2 2016 50m Freestyle S5 33.94 
4 2016 50m Backstroke S5 40.13 
5 2016 100m Freestyle S5 1:18.02 
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2015 50m Backstroke S5 41.42
Heats 2015 200m Freestyle S5 3:16.15
6 2015 50m Butterfly S5 40.80
3 2015 50m Freestyle S5 34.88
7 2015 100m Freestyle S5 1:21.12
3 2017 100m Freestyle S5 1:19.56
2 2017 50m Backstroke S5 40.36
2 2017 50m Freestyle S5 34.59
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016 50m Butterfly S5 39.30
3 2016 50m Backstroke S5 39.60
5 2016 100m Freestyle S5 1:20.95
1 2016 50m Freestyle S5 34.43
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 200m Freestyle S5 3:02.24
1 2014 50m Backstroke S5 42.62
  2014 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points  DSQ
3 2014 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 3:04.21
1 2014 100m Freestyle S5 1:21.94
1 2014 50m Freestyle S5 35.40
1 2014 50m Butterfly S5 39.45
1 2018 50m Backstroke S5 38.50
1 2018 100m Freestyle S5 1:17.02
2 2018 50m Butterfly S5 39.45
1 2018 200m Freestyle S5 3:00.02
2 2018 50m Freestyle S5 34.40
8 2018 200m Individual Medley SM6 4:18.86