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Hwan Kyung Lee

Alpine Skiing


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Three sons Seung Ki, Jun Ki, Min Ki

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 1998.
Why this sport?
His professor from university suggested the sport to him.

General interest

Other sports
He was an able-bodied wrestler at university level before his accident in 1998. He has competed in Para swimming nationally, and was a Para swimming coach of the Korean team at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athena. (, 24 Feb 2017;, 24 Feb 2017)
His right leg was amputated above the knee after a traffic accident in 1998 while completing his military service. (, 24 Feb 2017;, 23 Jan 2017)
Other information
He has worked as a swimming instructor. "I was an instructor for able-bodied people before an accident. But now, I teach everyone including people with impairments." (, 04 Jun 2018;, 04 Jun 2013; Facebook profile, 15 Sep 2019)

He retired from international competition in order to spend more time with his family. (KBS, 06 Sep 2018)


Unit Date Rank
Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympic Winter Games (Salt Lake City, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom LW2 Final Round 22
Men's Giant Slalom LW2 Final Round 9999
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 9999
Men's Slalom Sitting Final Round 32
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 18
Men's Slalom Sitting Final Round 46
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Kangwonland, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Sitting Final 2009-02-23 30
Men's Super-G Sitting Run 2 2009-02-24 32