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DANG Thi Linh Phuong
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Vietnam   
GenderWomen
Age37
Height1.15 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Ho Chi Minh City, VIE
Languages
Vietnamese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting in 2011 at the Sport and Cultural Centre of Tan Binh District in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Why this sport?
A work colleague encouraged her to take up the sport.
Name of coach
Nguyen Hong Phuc [national], VIE
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Vietnam
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2011 ASEAN Para Games in Indonesia. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Nguyen Hong Phuc. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Vietnamese Para powerlifter Le Van Cong. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
She was named an Excellent Para Athlete at the 2019 Vietnam Sports Glory awards in Hanoi, Vietnam. (thethao.sggp.org.vn, 27 Mar 2019)

She received a sporting achievement award at the 2015 National Para Sport Awards in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. (parasport.vn, 2015)
Milestones
She became the first female athlete representing Vietnam to win a medal at the Paralympic Games when she claimed bronze in the 50kg category at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Jun 2019; myinfo.rio2016.com, 13 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (asvho.vn, 07 Dec 2016)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2016 50kg 102
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2014 50kg 78.0
2 2017 50kg 107.0
5 2019 50kg 98.0
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 50kg 88
1 2018 50kg 103