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.
Inspired to take up Para swimming by the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, Jo went on to win two world titles in 100m and 200m freestyle S4 in Championship record time.
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.
Further personal information
Sport specific information
In 2017 he was given the Overcoming Award by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism at the Korean Athletics Awards. (seoul.co.kr, 13 Oct 2017)
In 2017 he received an Excellent Para Athlete Award at the Coca-Cola Korean Athletics Awards. (bokjinews.com, 14 Feb 2017)
He received the Best Athlete Award at the 2015 National Para Games in Republic of Korea. (mews.mk.co.kr, 01 Nov 2015)
|Men's 100 m Freestyle S4||Intermediate Time||2015-07-13||1|
|Men's 200 m Freestyle S4||Heat 1||2015-07-13||1|
|Men's 200 m Freestyle S4||Final 1||2015-07-13||1|
|Men's 50 m Freestyle S4||Heat 2||2015-07-14||2|
|Men's 50 m Freestyle S4||Final 1||2015-07-15||2|
|Men's 100 m Freestyle S4||Final 1||2015-07-16||1|
|Men's 100 m Freestyle S4||Heat 1||2015-07-16||1|
|Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4||Final 1||2015-07-18||8|
|Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4||Heat 1||2015-07-18||8|
|Men's 100 m Freestyle S4||Final Round||2016-09-08||1|
|Men's 100 m Freestyle S4||Heat 2||2016-09-08||1|
|Men's 200 m Freestyle S4||Heat 2||2016-09-13||1|
|Men's 200 m Freestyle S4||Final Round||2016-09-13||1|
|Men's 50 m Freestyle S4||Final Round||2016-09-17||1|