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Byeong-Eon Min

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Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S3, SB2, SM3

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete, Business Owner
Languages
Korean
Higher education
Physical Education - Korea Nazarene University: Cheonan, KOR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began para-swimming in 2006.
Why this sport?
He wanted to overcome his fear of the water, so a coach encouraged him to take up the sport.
Club / Team
Chungcheongbuk-do Sports Council for the Disabled: Korea
Name of coach
Kang Seok-In [club], KOR; Park Chang-Yong [national], KOR

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Korea
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Durban, RSA

General interest

Most influential person in career
His mother. (donga.com, 10 Sep 2012)
Injuries
He was bothered by persistent shoulder injuries between the 2012 Paralympic Games in London and the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Korea. (onstn.com, 14 Oct 2014)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth [CMT] neuropathy in his third year of primary school. The inherited neurological condition meant he began using a wheelchair inmiddle school. (donga.com, 10 Sep 2012; hankooki.com, 02 Dec 2010)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He owns a restaurant in Korea. (Facebook profile, 14 Apr 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 2 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final Round 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Heat 2 2012-08-30 6
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Final Round 2012-09-02 7
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Heat 2 2012-09-02 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final Round 2012-09-08 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 2 2012-09-08 1