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Gyuho Kim

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Incheon, KOR
Occupation
Bank Employee
Languages
Korean

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2010 at a gym in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to try the sport by Korean Para powerlifter Moon Jung-Hoon after the pair met at a rehabilitation association.
Club / Team
Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Powerlifting Federation for the Impaired: Korea

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
Korea
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Eger, HUN

General interest

Nicknames
Dreaming Gyuho (fn.segye.com, 17 May 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 2016 National Para Games in Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Korean Para powerlifter Moon Jung-Hoon. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
His parents. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you keep working hard, you will reach the top." (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he was given an Achievement Award by the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Sports Association for the Disabled in the Republic of Korea. (jemin.com, 12 Dec 2018)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (mt.co.kr, 12 Apr 2017)
Impairment
His right leg was amputated after he was involved in a bus accident at age five. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019; mt.co.kr, 12 Apr 2017; wooriwebzine.com, 08 Dec 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 65.00kg Final 2017-12-08 13