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Hwa Sook Lee

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Languages
Korean

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She switched from archery to shooting in 2017.
Why this sport?
She took up Para archery in 1998 as part of her rehabilitation. Her first choice had been shooting but she was unable to join the classes because they were full. She retained an interest in shooting and later decided to switch to the sport.
Handedness
Right

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in archery [individual recurve] at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (paralympic.org, 29 Jun 2016)
Injuries
She sustained injuries to her shoulders and her arms during her archery career. (paralympic.org, 29 Jun 2016)
Other sports
She represented the Republic of Korea in archery at each edition of the Paralympic Games between 2004 and 2016. She won a total of five medals, including gold in both 2008 and 2012. (SportsDeskOnline, 06 May 2019; kyeonggi.com, 17 Sep 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (kyeonggi.com, 17 Sep 2017)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (mn.kbs.co.kr, 05 Sep 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Cheongju 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships (Cheongju, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R8 - Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 10