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Gilla Choi

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B2
Guide
Choi Jeong-Eun

Further personal information

Residence
Seoul, KOR
Languages
Korean

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2015.
Why this sport?
Her swimming coach suggested the sport to Choi and her twin, and they both attended a Para skiing camp.
Name of coach
Lee Jung-Geun [national],KOR; Lee Ho-Sung [national], KOR

General interest

Awards and honours
She was one of the Paralympic flag bearers at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (goethe.de, 16 Mar 2018)

She received the Rookie Award at the 2016 National Para Winter Games in the Republic of Korea. (news1.kr, 19 Feb 2016)
Other sports
She has competed in Para swimming at national level. (hani.co.kr, 21 May 2015)
Famous relatives
Her twin sister Sara has competed in Para alpine skiing. (gheadline.co.kr, 21 Dec 2018; ablenews.co.kr, 19 Jan 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (nocutnews.co.kr, 24 Apr 2017)
Impairment
She was born without an iris in both of her eyes. (hani.co.kr, 21 May 2015)