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Doyeon Lee

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
H4

Further personal information

Family
Three daughters Seol Yu Seon, Seol Yeo Gyeong and Seol Yu Hwi
Residence
Iksan, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began Para cycling in May 2013.
Why this sport?
She tried a number of sports, including Para table tennis and Para athletics, but was unable to find a coach. She then heard about Para cycling coach Jeon Dae-Hong, so took up the sport to train with him.
Name of coach
Lee Young Joo [national], KOR
Training Regime
She rides for a maximum of 80 kilometres per day in Iksan, Republic of Korea.

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Korea
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Italy

General interest

Nicknames
Iron woman (Athlete, 18 Mar 2020; paralympic.org, 23 Mar 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in H1-4 road race at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 18 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. "When I told my mother that I would like to ride a hand cycle which cost about 12,000 USD, she bought it for me without hesitation." (Athlete, 18 Mar 2020; news.joins.com, 02 Nov 2018)
Hero / Idol
Her parents. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2018)
Injuries
She sustained an injury to her right wrist after falling while competing in Para cycling at a 2014 World Cup event in Italy. (KTV YouTube channel, 05 Jun 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Think positively in any circumstances." (paralympic.org, 23 Mar 2020)

"Para cycling gave me a new life." (Athlete, 18 Mar 2020)
Awards and honours
She was presented with the Best Para Athlete Award at the 2019 Coca-Cola Athletics Awards in Republic of Korea. (koreanpc.kr, 25 Feb 2019)

She was a torch bearer during the relay for the 2018 National Para Games in Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea. (news.joins.com, 02 Nov 2018)

She received a Para Athlete Award at the 2014 Women's Athletics Awards Ceremony in the Republic of Korea. (womennews.co.kr, 18 Nov 2014)
Other sports
She represented the Republic of Korea in Para cross-country skiing and Para biathlon at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 18 Mar 2020; en.yna.co.kr, 18 Mar 2018; news.joins.com, 15 Feb 2019; SportsDeskOnline, 05 Aug 2020)
Milestones
She became the first Korean Para cyclist to win gold at the World Championships, following her victory in the H4 time trial at the 2014 World Championships in Greenville, SC, United States of America. (SportsDeskOnline, 05 Aug 2020)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 18 Mar 2020)
Impairment
Her lower limbs are paralysed as a result of a falling accident in 1991. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2018; thefirstmedia.net, 23 Oct 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 6km Sitting Final 2018-03-10 12
Women's 12km Sitting Final 2018-03-11 13
Women's 10km Sitting Final 2018-03-13 11
Women's 1.1km Sprint Sitting Final 2018-03-14 18
Women's 12.5km Sitting Final 2018-03-16 11
Women's 5km Sitting Final 2018-03-17 15
4x2.5km Mixed Relay Final 2018-03-18 11