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Euihyun Shin

Nordic Skiing | Para Ice Hockey
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Wife Kim Hee-Sun, daughter Eun-Kyum, sons Byung-Cheol and Sang-Cheol
Residence
Sejong, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Higher education
Civil Engineering - Korea College of Media Arts: Korea

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in August 2015 with Changsung Engineering and Construction in Hoenggye, Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
He previously participated in Para ice hockey and Para cycling. "When I was playing hockey and cycling constantly, one of my friends suggested I join the Para Nordic ski club. Since I am not that young and it was a very special chance to participate in the Paralympics held in my own country [2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang], I decided to take up Nordic skiing."
Club / Team
Changsung Engineering and Construction : Korea
Name of coach
Son Seong-Rak [national], KOR; Yoo Kiwon [club], KOR

General interest

Hobbies
Billiards, hand cycling. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 7.5km cross-country skiing sitting event at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022; paralympic.org, 25 Dec 2018)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
His mother. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Awards and honours
In 2016 and 2020 he was named Most Valuable Player [MVP] at the National Winter Para Games in the Republic of Korea. (hani.co.kr, 14 Feb 2020; stnsports.co.kr, 19 Feb 2016)

In 2018 he was presented with a Merit Award by the governor of South Chungcheong Province in the Republic of Korea. (weeklytrade.co.kr, 19 Dec 2018)

In 2018 he was given the Best Men's Paralympian Award at the Sogang Athletics Grand Awards in the Republic of Korea. (kwnews.co.kr, 01 May 2018)

In 2018 he received an Excellence Para Athlete Award at the 23rd Coca-Cola Athletics Awards in the Republic of Korea. (coca-colajourney.co.kr, 27 Mar 2018)

He was flag bearer for the Republic of Korea at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (pyeongchang2018.com, 09 Mar 2018)
Other sports
He has represented the Republic of Korea in Para cross-country skiing and Para biathlon, and holds an LW12 classification. He competed in both sports at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, winning gold in the 7.5km cross-country skiing sitting event. He has also played Para ice hockey at international level, and has competed in Para cycling at national level in the Republic of Korea. (IPC, 25 Feb 2022; news.sbs.co.kr, 22 Oct 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 25 Nov 2020; ccdailynews.com, 27 Oct 2020; cnhappynews.kr, 10 Nov 2015)
Milestones
He became the first athlete representing the Republic of Korea to win a gold medal in any sport at the Paralympic Winter Games by claiming victory in the 7.5km cross-country skiing sitting event at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang. With the medal, he also became the first athlete representing the Republic of Korea to win more than one winter Paralympic medal, having claimed bronze in the 15km cross-country sitting event six days earlier. (SportsDeskOnline, 25 Feb 2022)
Ambitions
To win gold in both cross-country skiing and biathlon at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing, including defending his title in the 7.5km cross-country sitting event, and to maintain perfect accuracy on the shooting range in his biathlon events at the Games. (yna.co.kr, 13 Feb 2022; news.kbs.co.kr, 14 Oct 2021; tar.ohmynews.com, 14 Apr 2021)
Impairment
In February 2006, the day before his college graduation, he lost both of his legs in a car accident. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2018)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
In December 2020 he was appointed chairperson of the athletes' commission for the Korean Paralympic Committee [KPC]. (Sejong Para Sports Association Facebook page, 11 Dec 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Middle Distance Sitting Final 2017-02-11 3
Men's Sprint - Free Style Sitting Final 2017-02-12 5
Men's Long Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2017-02-16 2
Men's Sprint Sitting Final 2017-02-18 6
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style Sitting Final 2017-02-19 4
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5km Sitting Final 2018-03-10 5
Men's 15km Sitting Final 2018-03-11 3
Men's 12.5km Sitting Final 2018-03-13 5
Men's 1.1km Sprint Sitting Final 2018-03-14 6
Men's 15km Sitting Final 2018-03-16 5
Men's 7.5km Sitting Final 2018-03-17 1
4x2.5km Open Relay Final 2018-03-18 8
Prince George 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships (Prince George, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Middle Distance Sitting Final 2019-02-16 3
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style Sitting Final 2019-02-17 6
Men's Sprint Sitting Final 2019-02-20 5
Men's Long Distance Sitting Final 2019-02-21 5
Men's Long Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2019-02-24 7