Giseong Jo20 December 1995 Seoul, Korea
- LATEST TRIUMPHS:
- Rio 2016 Paralympic Games - Gold: 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle
- 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships – Gold: 100m and 200m freestyle; 50m freestyle
Giseong Jo first rose to international prominence at the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games at home in South Korea, winning gold in the 200m freestyle S4 and a series of other podium finishes.
Less than a year later, when he entered the pool at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Great Britain, all eyes were on him.
He also took silver in the 50m freestyle.
On his Paralympic debut at Rio 2016, Jo proved himself to be the man to beat, claiming three titles and beating established names such as Mexican Paralymic champion Gustavo Sanchez in the 200m freestyle.
Jo will be a concern to Sanchez as he goes for gold at his home World Championships in Mexico City from 30 September, 2017.