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NGUYEN Binh An
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Vietnam   
GenderMen
Age35
Height1.55 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
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?
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 a live video broadcast of the powerlifting at the 2003 ASEAN Para Games in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Club / Team
Sport and Cultural Centre of Tan Binh District: Ho Chi Minh City, VIE
Name of coach
Nguyen Hong Phuc [national], VIE
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Vietnam
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2015 Asian Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan. (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
He was named an Excellent Para Athlete at the 2019 Vietnam Sports Glory awards in Hanoi, Vietnam. (thethao.sggp.org.vn, 27 Mar 2019)

He received a sporting achievement award at the 2015 National Para Sport Awards in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. (parasport.vn, 2015)
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)

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
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 54kg 176
1 2018 54kg 178