Changwook Chae

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T38

Further personal information

Residence
Gumi, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Higher education
Health and Welfare Studies - Gyeongsan University College: Korea

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in Para athletics in 2008.
Why this sport?
He initially took up Para powerlifting, but the sport was affecting his lower limbs so he switched to Para athletics.
Club / Team
Gyeongbuk Athletics Association for the Disabled: Korea
Name of coach
Ahn Jeom-Ho [club], KOR

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Korea
Location
China

General interest

Injuries
He injured a ligament in his calf at the 2015 National Para Games in the Republic of Korea. (sjjnews.co.kr, 10 Nov 2016)

He sustained an Achilles tendon injury at the beginning of 2014. (seongjuro.co.kr, 14 Oct 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If I do my best, I can see the path." (Facebook profile, 30 Sep 2017)
Awards and honours
He was one of six flag bearers for the closing ceremony of the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (onstn.com, 24 Oct 2014)
Impairment
He sustained a brain lesion in a traffic accident in 2005. His injuries resulted in nerve paralysis on the right side of his body. (yeongnam.com, 19 Jul 2014; news.chosun.com, 10 Dec 2013)