Trần Văn Nen

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameTrần•Văn Nen
Used nameTrần•Văn Nen
Name orderOriental
Born6 August 1927
Measurements168 cm / 59 kg
NOC South Vietnam


Trần Văn Nen was a South Vietnamese national cycling champion from 1952–53 when he won a government-sponsored 1,000 mile race from Hanoi to the bottom of the Mekong river delta near Hồ Chí Minh City (then known as Saigon). He was one of his country’s five representatives in the cycling events at the 1964 Olympics in Roma, competing on both the road and track. Trần later worked as a hotel porter in Saigon in the 1970s, where he continued to compete in local cycling events.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Cycling Road (Cycling) VNM Trần Văn Nen
Road Race, Individual, Men (Olympic) 90
100 kilometres Team Time Trial, Men (Olympic) South Vietnam 31
Cycling Track (Cycling) VNM Trần Văn Nen
1,000 metres Time Trial, Men (Olympic) 25
Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) AC r1/4

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