Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
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
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)
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)
He lost his vision at age 20 due to hereditary optic neuropathy. (blog.daum.net, 25 Oct 2011)
|Men's 100 m Butterfly S13||Heat 3||2016-09-08||7|
|Men's 50 m Freestyle S12||Heat 3||2016-09-17||6|