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CHAU Hoang Tuyet Loan
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Vietnam   
Height1.15 m
Weight 53 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Ho Chi Minh City, VIE
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting in Khanh Hoa, Vietnam.
Why this sport?
"I started sport in 2002 because I loved wearing the colourful outfits and a friend thought powerlifting might suit me. To my amazement, it came to me naturally. In a couple of months I was Vietnamese champion and within a year I was competing internationally. Everyone has a dream and this was my dream."
Senior International Debut
Competing for
General Interest
Singing, travelling, listening to music. (Facebook profile, 16 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2011 Asian Championships. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Vietnamese pistol shooter Hoang Xuan Vinh. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Just smile no matter what." (Facebook profile, 16 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
She received a sporting achievement award at the 2012 Vietnamese Sports Awards. (, 28 Mar 2012)
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. She contracted the illness at age four months. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017;, 08 Oct 2014)
Other information
In 2010 she was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer. After a year of treatment the condition was controlled and she was able to qualify for the 2012 Paralympic Games. (, 08 Oct 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2004 48kg 80.0
4 2008 48kg 100.0
5 2012 52kg  
8 2016 55kg 88
6 2021 55kg 103.0
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2006 48kg 92.5
  2017 55kg  NoM
9 2019 55kg 98.0
  2021 55kg DNS
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 55kg 103
2 2018 55kg 105