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NGUYEN Binh An
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Vietnam   
GenderMen
Age37
Height1.55 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Languages
Vietnamese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting at the Sport and Cultural Centre of Tan Binh District in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Why this sport?
He was inspired to take up the sport after watching the powerlifting at the 2003 ASEAN Para Games in Hanoi, Vietnam, and was encouraged to focus on Para powerlifting by coach Nguyen Huu Nhan in 2008.
Club / Team
Ho Chi Minh City: Vietnam
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Vietnam
General Interest
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
He was named an Outstanding Para Athlete at the Vietnam Sports Glory Awards for his achievements in 2016, 2018 and 2020. (newsplusvn.com, 29 Mar 2021; thethao.sggp.org.vn, 27 Mar 2019; ven.vn, 28 Mar 2017)

He received a sporting achievement award at the 2015 National Para Sport Awards in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. (parasport.vn, 2015)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2022 Asian Para Games in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China. (strrudel.com, 02 Mar 2021)
Impairment
He contracted polio at age six, resulting in the loss of feeling in his legs. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017; irishtimes.com, 24 Jul 2012)
Other information
EARLY DAYS
He moved out of his family's home at age 14 to live in a provincial care centre to help reduce their expenses. He learned to sew, but decided to sell lottery tickets to make a living. "I didn't want to go back to bother my parents. I decided to sell lottery tickets to earn money, considering it as a job to support me at that time." (baovanhoa.vn, 19 Jun 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2012 52kg 163
  2016 54kg  NoM
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2014 54kg 176.0
2 2017 54kg 178.0
  2019 54kg  NoM
  2021 54kg NoM
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 54kg 176
1 2018 54kg 178