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Dongho Han

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S12

Further personal information

Residence
Ulsan, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport after he lost his vision at age 20.
Why this sport?
A swimming coach encouraged him to take up the sport seriously when he visited a swimming centre.
Club / Team
Ulsan Buk District Office: Korea
Name of coach
Jang Young Soo [club], KOR, from 2016; Kwak Man Jae [national], KOR

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Korea
Tournament
Asian Games
Location
Guangzhou, CHN

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the 50m freestyle at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. (people.search.naver.com, 16 Dec 2011)
Hero / Idol
Korean actor Kim Kyung-Hyun. (people.search.naver.com, 16 Dec 2011)
Injuries
In 2015 he sustained an injury to his left leg at the IBSA World Games in Seoul, Republic of Korea. (ablenews.co.kr, 13 May 2015)
Impairment
He lost his vision at age 20 due to hereditary optic neuropathy. (blog.daum.net, 25 Oct 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 3 2016-09-08 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 3 2016-09-17 6