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Who is Nhat Nguyen’s parents? Know everything about his mother and father

Nhat Nguyen, an Ireland badminton player, picked up his badminton racket after moving from Vietnam to Ireland at the age of six. By 15, he clinched the European U17 championship and his initial senior title in Ireland. His accolades didn’t stop there; in 2018, he bagged a bronze in the European Junior championships, advanced to the World Juniors quarterfinals, and reached the same stage at the Youth Olympics. Turning senior in 2019, Nhat impressed with quarterfinal finishes in four international contests and made it to the last 16 at the European Games.

That year at the World Team Challenge, he triumphed in seven out of eight matches, with Ireland nearly topping Division 3. In 2021, he marched into the last 16 at both the English Open and the European Championships. Raised in the countryside near Hanoi, Nhat’s journey took him through Cavan and ultimately to Dublin. Despite the local GAA club not being his thing, it was inside a Belturbet community hall where the then 20-year-old was drawn to badminton. His talent shone through at the Under-17 European Championship—a testament to his skill.

A holder of three national titles, Nhat Nguyen had earmarked that period for further growth in his promising career. Facing numerous rivals made Nhat recognize his full potential. Swiftly moving past local matches, he found himself in the national spotlight. At the 2016 European U17s Singles, Nhat emerged victorious. Having never faced his fellow competitors, he relied on his conviction. His earlier win at the Irish Nationals and strong performances against seasoned players fueled his confidence. Nhat didn’t just aim for success; he grabbed gold, firmly establishing his presence on the international badminton scene.

NameNhat Nguyen
DOB16 June 2000
CategoryIrish badminton player
International CareerWelsh International, Irish Open, Polish International
Domestic CareerEuropean Junior Championships, European U17 Championships
SiblingsThammy Gough (Sister)


Nhat Nguyen has become a standout young talent in European badminton, and his performance at the Welsh International proved he’s a player everyone should watch. In a dominating display, he took home the men’s singles crown. On the competition’s last day, which was Saturday, European players were in fine form, clinching three wins and stepping up to the winner’s platform four times in total.

The 17-year-old Irish sensation, ranked seventh, showed that his position didn’t fully reflect his abilities. He defeated India’s Karan Rajan Rajarajan, who was the third seed, in the quarterfinals. In an edge-of-the-seat finale, Nguyen overpowered India’s seasoned player R M V Gurusaidutt, who boasts past victories including the India Open and a Commonwealth Games silver, with scores of 21-16, 23-21.

Nguyen also staged an epic comeback to win the title at the AIG FZ Forza Irish Open. He claimed victory in the men’s singles at the National Indoor Arena, which is part of the Sport Ireland Campus. Nguyen took the lead with a 21-13 win in the first game. Although he fell behind when Lanier took an 18-13 lead in the second game, Nguyen made an incredible rebound after winning a crucial rally. He finished strong with a 21-19 victory in the second game and shared his joy with the audience by tossing his T-shirt to the cheering fans.


At the Polish International, Nhat Nguyen, aged 17, alongside Paul Reynolds, clinched his maiden senior international victory in men’s doubles. The Irish pair triumphed over Germany’s second-seeded duo, Daniel Benz and Andreas Heinz, with scores of 21-19, 25-23 to secure the championship.

Who are his parents?

Nhat Nguyen was born on 16 June 2000, in Vietnam, to parents Thuy and Lai.

Know about his mother

Thuy is the name of Nhat Nguyen’s mother. Thuy Nhat’s mother finds watching her son compete “extremely stressful,” therefore she is not upset that she won’t be able to witness his Olympic contests in person.

Know about his Father

Lai was an avid player of badminton. He wasn’t a great player when he played in Vietnam, but he still had a great passion for it. A young Nguyen would come along on the weekends to watch and play, but he had little money or options.

Who are Nhat Nguyen’s siblings?

Nhat Nguyen has an older sister Thammy Gough.

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