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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
Chuncheon, KOR
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
Seo Kwang-Suk [club], KOR; Park Hyun-Wook [national], KOR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Korea
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Sollefteå, SWE

General interest

Nicknames
Key Man [because he scored goals in several matches at the 2017 World Championships and the Paralympic Winter Games in 2014 and 2018]. (hani.co.kr, 19 Mar 2018)
Hobbies
Watching movies. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Defeating Norway for the first time and winning a silver medal at the 2012 World Championships in Hamar, Norway. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Lee Yeon-Guk, Korean Para ice hockey player Han Min-Su. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Korean Para ice hockey player Han Min-Su. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Injuries
He dislocated his 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. (kado.net, 12 Feb 2015; onstn.com, 05 Mar 2014)
Other sports
He competed in wheelchair fencing at the Asian Para Games in 2002 and 2014, winning a total of three medals. (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. (kado.net, 12 Feb 2015; news.joins.com, 17 Mar 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (news.joins.com, 17 Mar 2018)
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)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as secretary general of the Gangwon Province Wheelchair Fencing Association in the Republic of Korea. (gwsad.or.kr, 25 Apr 2017)

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