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Chi Won Lee

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW11

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2011 at the High1 Resort in the Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
A friend recommended he should take up the sport.
Club / Team
High1: Gangwon, KOR
Name of coach
Kim Nam-Jae, KOR

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Korea

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)
Other sports
He played wheelchair tennis and basketball until 2011. He won medals as a wheelchair basketball player at the Asian Para Games in 1999, 2002 and 2006. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 12 Mar 2014)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (stnsports.co.kr, 08 Mar 2016)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of polio, which he contracted at age seven. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018; yonhapnews.co.kr, 12 Mar 2014)

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