Hwa Sook Lee
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
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.
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in archery [individual recurve] at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (paralympic.org, 29 Jun 2016)
She sustained injuries to her shoulders and her arms during her archery career. (paralympic.org, 29 Jun 2016)
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)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (kyeonggi.com, 17 Sep 2017)
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (mn.kbs.co.kr, 05 Sep 2012)
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