Tien Minh NGUYEN
Place of Birth: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Current Residence: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Language(s): English, Vietnamese
International Debut: 2001
Professional Since: In 1997 when I first represented my district to compete in the city championships.
National Team Member: 2000
Q & A
Any previous Olympics Games competed in and results?
"Beijing 2008 (first round)"
When and where you began playing, and why this sport?
"I started playing badminton when I was 10, mainly as a mean to improve my health. It started off as a fun hobby with other kids around the block where I lived, but slowly I became engrossed with the sport's beautiful movements - its emphasis on flexibility, swiftness, and strategy. In high school, I finally decided to turn my passion into a career."
Your equipment sponsor and current racket model?
Memorable sporting achievements?
"In 2010, when I won gold medals for the Thailand Grand Prix Gold, Australia Grand Prix, and Taiwan Grand Prix Gold."
Sporting awards / Honours (so far)?
"I have been named one of Vietnam's top 10 athletes for several years, but no international awards or honours yet."
"Hopefully to win a World Superseries title before retiring."