Korea: 10 facts for the Sochi 2014 Paralympics

With the PyeonChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games just four years away, expect to see a strengthened Korean team in Sochi. 15 Feb 2014
Seung-Hwan Jung

South Korea's Seung-Hwan Jung has become one of the world's fastest ice sledge hockey players and is an IPC One to Watch heading into Sochi 2014.

ⒸLuc Percival

1. Korea have won two medals at the Paralympic Winter Games, both silver in curling and alpine skiing.

2. Han Sang Min became the first Korean to claim a medal, when he took silver in giant slalom LW12 in 2002.

3. Korea's other silver medal was won by their curling team in 2010.

4. Korea first competed in the Paralympic Winter Games in 1992 and have since featured at all editions.

5. In Sochi, Korean ice sledge hockey player Seung-Hwan Jung will be One to Watch.

6. They have won 306 medals at the Paralympic Summer Games: 119 gold, 95 silver, 92 bronze.

7. Korea have won most of their medals in table tennis (76) and most gold medals in athletics (68).

8. Lee Hae Gon has won the most gold medals for Korea: six medals in men's table tennis.

9. Kim Kyung Mook leads all Korean athletes with 12 total medals (four gold, two silver, six bronze), also in men's table tennis.

10. You can follow the Korean Paralympic team on Twitter @kosadpr and on Facebook


Alpine skiing

Jong-Seork Park

Chi-Won Lee

Jae-Rim Yang

Nordic skiing

Vo-Ra-Mi Seo

Bo-Gue Choi

Ice sledge hockey

Dea-Jung Kim

Young-Sung Kim

Man-Gyun Yu

Jong-Kyung Lee

Dong-Shin Jang

Jong-Ho Jang

Seung-Hwan Jung, Facebook

Byeong-Seok Cho

Young-Jae Cho

Min-Su Han

Sung-Keun Sa

Ju-Seung Lee

Bae-Suk Choi

Sang-Hyeon Park

Woo-Chul Park

Young-Min Lee

Young-Hoon Chung

Wheelchair curling

Jong-Pan Kim

Myung-Jin Kim, Facebook

Soon-Seok Seo

Mi-Suk Kang

Hee-Keong Yun

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