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SIN Eui Hyun
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country, Para ice hockey
NPC Korea   
GenderMen
Age38
Place of BirthGongju, KOR
Height1.77 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Kim Hee-Sun, daughter Eun-Kyum, son Byung-Cheol
Residence
Gongju, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Higher education
Civil Engineering - Korea College of Media Arts: Korea
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in August 2015 with the Changsung Engineering and Construction Para Skiing Team in Hoenggye, Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
He previously participated in Para ice hockey and Para cycling. "When I was playing hockey and cycling constantly, one of my friends suggested I join the Para Nordic ski club. Since I am not that young and it is a very special chance to participate in the Paralympics held in my own country, I decided to take up Nordic skiing."
Club / Team
Changsung Engineering and Construction : Korea
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Korea
General Interest
Hobbies
Billiards. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 7.5km cross-country skiing sitting event at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (paralympic.org, 25 Dec 2018)
Most influential person in career
Korean wheelchair basketball player Yoon Jung Moon, and his wife. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2018; etnews.com, 17 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
His mother. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he was presented with a Merit Award by the governor of South Chungcheong Province in Republic of Korea. (weeklytrade.co.kr, 19 Dec 2018)

In 2018 he was given the Best Men's Paralympian Award at the Sogang Athletics Grand Awards in Republic of Korea. (kwnews.co.kr, 01 May 2018)

In 2018 he received an Excellence Para Athlete Award at the 23rd Coca-Cola Athletics Awards in Republic of Korea. (coca-colajourney.co.kr, 27 Mar 2018)

He was flag bearer for the Republic of Korea at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (pyeongchang2018.com, 09 Mar 2018)

He was named Most Valuable Player [MVP] at the 2016 National Winter Para Games in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. (stnsports.co.kr, 19 Feb 2016)
Other sports
He competed in both cross-country skiing and biathlon at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. He has also played Para ice hockey at international level, and has participated in wheelchair basketball and Para cycling at national level in the Republic of Korea. (SportsDeskOnline, 26 Dec 2018; cnhappynews.kr, 10 Nov 2015; 2014npg.kosad.or.kr, 05 Nov 2014; pointstreak.com, 25 Oct 2013)
Ambitions
To compete in Para cycling at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, and win gold at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (sedaily.com, 27 Oct 2018; news.joins.com, 16 Dec 2018)
Impairment
In February 2006, the day before his college graduation, he lost both of his legs in a car accident. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2018)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRSTS
In 2017 he was the first person representing the Republic of Korea to win a medal in Para biathlon at the world championships when he took bronze in the 12.5km middle sitting event in Finsterau, Germany. A few days later he became the first Korean athlete to win a medal in Para cross-country skiing at the world championships when he claimed silver in the 15km sitting event. He also became the first Korean athlete to win gold in any sport at the Paralympic Winter Games by claiming victory in the 7.5km cross-country skiing event at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang. (fasterskier.com, 25 May 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 26 Dec 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
5 2018 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 24:19.9
5 2018 12.5km Middle - Sitting 50:01.9
5 2018 15km Individual - Sitting 49:20.7
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
3 2018 15km - Sitting 42:28.9
6 2018 Sprint - Sitting 3:38.7
1 2018 7.5km - Sitting 22:28.4
8 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 24:55.7
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
3 2016/2017 12.5km Middle - Sitting 39:37.4
6 2016/2017 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 23:13.2
3 2018/2019 12.5km Middle - Sitting 45:02.7
5 2018/2019 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 26:04.9
5 2018/2019 15km Individual - Sitting 54:25.3
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Sitting  
2 2016/2017 15km - Sitting 40:56.7
4 2016/2017 10km - Sitting 20:12.7
6 2018/2019 10km - Sitting 23:32.2
7 2018/2019 15km - Sitting 51:11.6