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Dong Shin Jang

Para Ice Hockey
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Wife Bae Hye-Sim, daughter Jang Ga-Yeon
Residence
Korea
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Higher education
Health and Welfare Studies - Seoul Digital University: Korea

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2008 at Uiam Ice Skating Stadium in Chuncheon, Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up the sport by Lee Yeon-Guk, coach of the Gangwon Provincial Office Para ice hockey team.
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
Defence

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Korea
Location
Sollefteå, SWE

General interest

Hobbies
Watching movies, gardening. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, where he scored a goal in the bronze medal match against Italy. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022; KBS, 25 Apr 2021)
Most influential person in career
Coach Han Min-Su. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
His father. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Injuries
He dislocated his left shoulder in the Republic of Korea's second match at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, and was unable to compete in the rest of the tournament. (KBS, 25 Apr 2021; kado.net, 12 Feb 2015; onstn.com, 05 Mar 2014)

He has fractured his pelvis during his sporting career. He sustained the injury playing at the Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do my best." (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Other sports
He represented the Republic of Korea in wheelchair fencing at the Asian Para Games in 2002 and 2014, winning a total of three medals. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022; ablenews.co.kr, 24 Nov 2020; gwsad.or.kr, 25 Apr 2017; newsis.com, 30 Oct 2015)
Famous relatives
His wife Bae Hye-Sim is a former wheelchair fencer, who retired after competing at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (ablenews.co.kr, 24 Nov 2020; news.joins.com, 17 Mar 2018; kado.net, 12 Feb 2015)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated after he was involved in a car accident in 2000. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018; sports.khan.co.kr, 23 Oct 2014)

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