Jung deemed Korea's sledge speed king

Seung-Hwang Jung hopes to anchor Korea’s ice sledge hockey team to a Sochi 2014 berth later this year. 20 Apr 2013 By IPC

“I like to be fast and always getting to the puck quickly."

Leading up to the 2013 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A-Pool in Goyang, Korea, all the locals were whispering about Seung-Hwan Jung’s speed on the ice, as if not to let his opponents know how much talent he has.


Although Korea did not get their first victory at the Championships until their 5-0 win over Sweden in the seventh-place game on Friday (19 April), Jung definitely took advantage during those 45 minutes on the ice to show why he’s the host nation’s top player.


He scored two goals and showcased his quickness and agility, and all with a wide smile across his face.


“I like to be fast and always getting to the puck quickly,” Jung said. “I like to be a part of a lot of great plays.”


Despite finishing seventh at the Championships, Jung will still have a chance to lead Korea to Sochi when they take part in the Paralympic Qualification Tournament later this year.


The dates and locations of the tournament have yet to be determined.

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