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SEO Soon-Seok
Sport Wheelchair Curling
NPC Korea   
GenderMen
Age47
Place of BirthOsan, KOR
Height1.78 m
Weight 65 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Yoo Young-Eun
Residence
Seoul, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began curling in 2009 at age 38 in Uijeongbu, Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
One of his friends suggested the sport to him.
Club / Team
Seoul City Hall: Korea
Name of coach
Baek Jong-Chul [national], KOR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Skip
Handedness
Right
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Korea
Opponent
United States of America
Location
Utica, NY, USA
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing games on the internet. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, and winning a bronze medal at the 2016 World Championships in Lucerne, Switzerland. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Baek Jong-Chul. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Korean naval commander Yi Sun-Sin. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do my best." (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
Along with Korean able-bodied curler Kim Eun-Jung, he lit the Paralympic cauldron at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 09 Mar 2018)

In 2013 he was named an Elite Athlete by the Gyeonggido Sports Association for the Disabled in the Republic of Korea. (kihoilbo.co.kr, 14 Mar 2013)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of a traffic accident. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
9 2014 Team  
4 2018 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
3 2015/2016 Team  
6 2016/2017 Team