Vietnam sent 22 members to Rio, including eleven athletes competing in three sports: athletics, swimming and powerlifting.
After eleven days of competition, Vietnamese para-athletes won a total of one gold by powerlifter Le Van Cong, one silver by swimmer Vo Thanh Tung and two bronze medals by javelin-thrower Cao Ngoc Hung and female lifter Dang Thi Linh Phuong, making this Vietnam’s most successful Paralympics ever.
In the “encirclement” of welcomers, Le Van Cong, who bagged the historic Paralympic gold for Vietnam, expressed his happiness and gratitude for the interest of so many people on the day of his return.
Deputy Director of the General Department of Sports and Physical Training Pham Van Tuan, head of the Vietnam delegation to Rio, attributed their success to the contributions of the entire society.
The significant results of the Rio Paralympics would function as an impetus for over seven million people with disabilities in Vietnam to overcome physical impairment and make contributions to the development of the society, he noted.