Name: Kevin Nguyen
Sport: Shooting
Discipline(s): Rifle Shooting
Event(s): R3 - Mixed 10-meter Prone Air Rifle SH1, R6 - Mixed 50-meter Rifle Prone SH12
Classification: SH1
Height: 5-6
DOB: 10/20/1992
Birthplace: Orange, Calif.
Hometown: Westminster, Calif.
High School: Westminster High School (Westminter, Calif.) ‘12
Coach(es): Jason Parker
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2020)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, 20th (mixed 50-meter rifle prone), 36th (mixed 10-meter air rifle prone)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – 29th (R6 mixed 50-meter rifle prone SH1), 52nd (R3 mixed 10-meter prone air rifle SH1)
  • Years of participation: 2018, 2019
  • Top Finish: 9th – 2018 (mixed 50-meter rifle prone SH1)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 USA Shooting Rifle Pistol National Championships, 2nd - SH1 Mixed 50-meter Prone Air Rifle
  • 2019 USA Shooting Rifle Pistol National Championships, 2nd - SH1 Mixed 50-meter Prone Air Rifle
  • 2017 World Shooting Para Sport, 1st – SH1 Mixed 10-meter Prone Air Rifle
  • 2017 World Shooting Para Sport, 2nd - SH1 Mixed 50-meter Prone Air Rifle
Personal: Son of Phuong and Thien...Has one sister, Michelle...Served in the U.S. Army Infantry as a Staff Sergeant...Was deployed to Afghanistan in 2012, where his right foot was severely injured after an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated...Coached the Paralympic Division of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and returned to service after his injury...Is a soldier-athlete in the U.S. Army World-Class Athlete Program (WCAP)...Trains in Fort Benning, Georgia...Hobbies include skydiving and rock climbing...Nguyen got his start in shooting sports after enlisting in the Army in 2011 and deploying to southern Afghanistan in 2012...During his tenure he was assigned to 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment and Comanche Company 1st Platoon.