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Byeong Seok Cho

Para Ice Hockey
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Wife Ha Kyung-Hee, daughter Cho Ah-Hye [2019]
Residence
Chuncheon, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2006 in Chuncheon, Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
He was invited to join the Gangwon Provincial Office team when it was founded in 2006.
Club / Team
Gangwon Provincial Office: Chuncheon, KOR
Name of coach
Kim Jung-Ho [club], KOR; Han Min-Su [national], KOR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Korea
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Marlborough, MA, USA

General interest

Hobbies
Watching baseball. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
Coach Shin Seung-Hwan. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Injuries
During his sporting career he has sustained an injury to his wrist, requiring three months of recovery. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Love, forgive, and be kind to others." (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Other sports
He has competed in Para athletics and wheelchair fencing at national level in the Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022; 38thnational.koreanpc.kr, 27 Oct 2018; 35thnational.koreanpc.kr, 29 Oct 2015; 30dj.kosad.or.kr, 07 Apr 2013)
Ambitions
To win gold at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of a spinal cord injury he sustained in a traffic accident in 1988. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018; Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group A 1
Mixed Group A 4
Mixed Group A 6
Mixed Classification 5-8 202
Mixed Classification 5-6 101
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group B 2014-03-08 2
Mixed Group B 2014-03-09 3
Mixed Group B 2014-03-11 5
Mixed Group B - Standings 2014-03-11 4
Mixed Classification 5-6 2014-03-12 202
Mixed Classification 7-8 2014-03-14 102
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-10 1
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-11 3
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-13 5
Mixed Tournament Group B - Standings 2018-03-13 2
Mixed Tournament Semifinal 2018-03-15 1
Mixed Tournament Bronze Medal Match 2018-03-17 1