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male boccia player Han Soo Kim

Han Soo Kim

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Two-time Paralympian Han Soo Kim has competed for the South Korean national team since 2009 and has proven to be one of the top BC3 players from the Asian region.

His mother and assistant Chu Ja Yoon is his biggest supporter. She created a numeric code on a key pad, in order to communicate and discuss strategy with him, during tournaments.

Kim is still waiting for a Paralympic gold, with two fourth place individual finishes at London 2012 and Rio 2016. He did however claim his first medal in Rio, winning pairs silver with teammate Ye Jin Choi.

He has dominated regionally though, winning individual gold at the 2017 Asia-Oceania Championships to add to pairs gold in 2015.

Kim burst onto the boccia scene in 2010 with gold at the Asian Para Games, before winning both the individual and pairs world titles in 2014.

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Pairs BC3 Pool A 2012-09-02 2
Mixed Pairs BC3 Pool A 2012-09-02 4
Mixed Pairs BC3 Pool A 2012-09-03 5
Mixed Pairs BC3 Semifinal 2012-09-03 201
Mixed Pairs BC3 Bronze Medal Match 2012-09-04 102
Mixed Individual BC3 1/8th final 2012-09-06 408
Mixed Individual BC3 Quarterfinal 2012-09-06 304
Mixed Individual BC3 Semifinal 2012-09-07 202
Mixed Individual BC3 Bronze Medal Match 2012-09-08 102
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Pairs BC3 Pool A 2016-09-10 3
Mixed Pairs BC3 Pool A 2016-09-10 1
Mixed Pairs BC3 Pool A 2016-09-11 5
Mixed Pairs BC3 Semifinal 2016-09-11 1
Mixed Pairs BC3 Pool A - Standings 2016-09-11 1
Mixed Pairs BC3 Gold Medal Match 2016-09-12 1
Mixed Individual BC3 Pool B 2016-09-13 1
Mixed Individual BC3 Pool B 2016-09-14 3
Mixed Individual BC3 Pool B - Standings 2016-09-14 1
Mixed Individual BC3 Semifinal 2016-09-15 2
Mixed Individual BC3 Quarterfinal 2016-09-15 4
Mixed Individual BC3 Bronze Medal Match 2016-09-16 2