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Chi Won Lee

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
2.5

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1996.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to the sport by a friend.
Club / Team
Chuncheon Para Sports Association: Gangwon, KOR
Name of coach
Cho Dong-Kee [club], KOR; Ko Kwang-Yub [national], KOR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Guard

General interest

Most influential person in career
His friends. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player Michael Jordan. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always do your best." (Athlete, 20 Dec 2013)
Awards and honours
He was named in the Best Five Players of the 2019 Korean Wheelchair Basketball League [KWBL] season. (hani.co.kr, 27 Dec 2019)

He was named in the Best Five Players at the 2009 National Championship in Republic of Korea. (welfarenews.net, 11 May 2009)
Other sports
He represented the Republic of Korea in Para alpine skiing at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi and the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (yna.co.kr, 06 Mar 2018, 17 Mar 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 17 Aug 2021)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio, which he contracted at age seven. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018; yonhapnews.co.kr, 12 Mar 2014)
Other information
HIATUS
In 2011 he decided to take a break from wheelchair basketball in order to concentrate on Para alpine skiing. He competed in Para alpine skiing at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2014 and 2018 before returning to wheelchair basketball in 2018. "Wheelchair basketball is my life. I had been hurt a lot since I contracted polio. However, I had never been happier than when I played wheelchair basketball. It made me live my life positively, so I cannot live without the sport." (segye.com, 17 Sep 2018; chosun.com, 06 Oct 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2013-02-24 9
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2013-02-26 13
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Sitting Final Round 2014-03-13 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 2014-03-15 9999
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Final 2018-03-10 16
Men's Super-G Sitting Final 2018-03-11 18
Men's Super Combined Sitting Final 2018-03-13 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final 2018-03-14 9999
Men's Slalom Sitting Final 2018-03-17 9999