Tu Huyhn

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Tu Huyhn
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Tu Huyhn with the bronze medal he won at the Atlanta Paralympics
Personal information
Nationality  Australia
Born 10 September 1978
Tay Ninh, Vietnam

Tu Huyhn (born 10 September 1978)[1] is an Australian boccia Paralympian.[2] He was born in Tay Ninh, Vietnam.[1]

Australian boccia player Tu Huynh with ramp assistant Joanne Titterton in the C1 WAD competition at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games

The pairs C/WAD team of Kris Bignall and Tu Huyhn were ranked as the seventh best pair in the world prior to the start of the games. They surprised the world when they won a bronze medal after beating Spain and New Zealand in the preliminaries, and after beating an American pair in the bronze medal match. Their medal was the first medal Australia had won in this sport in international competition.[2]

Tu Huyhn also competed in the individual events in the C1 WAD category. He finished fifth in pool play and did not qualify for the medal play off stage.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Xth Paralympic Games Atlanta U.S.A. August 15-25 1996 : Australia : team handbook. Sydney: Australian Paralympic Federation. 1996. 
  2. ^ a b c Australian Paralympic Federation 1996, p. 78

Bibliography[edit]

  • Australian Paralympic Federation (1996). Golden days of Atlanta : Xth Paralympic Games Atlanta, Georgia, August 15-25, 1996. Sydney. OCLC 222120061.  Missing or empty |title= (help)