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Hyeong Hui Kim

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Husband Park Kwang Hyuk, daughter Min-Young
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport seriously in 2007 at the Gwangju Community Rehabilitation Centre in the Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
A director of the Gwangju Metropolitan City Para Sports Association in the Republic of Korea suggested the sport to her.
Club / Team
Gyeongsangnamdo Para Sports Association : Korea
Name of coach
Park Gun Young[national, club], KOR

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Korea
Location
Kuala Lumpur, MAS

General interest

Hobbies
Reading, playing games on her mobile phone. (Athlete, 29 May 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 67kg category at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (Athlete, 09 Jun 2021)
Most influential person in career
Korean Para powerlifter and husband Park Kwang Hyuk. (Athlete, 09 Jun 2021)
Awards and honours
She received an Excellence Award from the Gwangju Metropolitan Sports Association for the Disabled in the Republic of Korea in 2016, 2015 and 2012. (kjdaily.com, 15 Nov 2016; honam.co.kr, 18 Nov 2015; kwangju.co.kr, 24 Oct 2012)
Famous relatives
Her husband Park Kwang Hyuk also competed in Para powerlifting at international level, representing Republic of Korea at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (paralympic.org, 2004; Athlete, 09 Jun 2021)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 09 Jun 2021)
Impairment
Her left leg was amputated as a result of injuries she sustained in a motorbike accident in 1995. (Athlete, 29 May 2019, 03 Dec 2017; news.chosun.com, 10 Oct 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 60.00kg Final 2010-07-28 9999
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 61.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-08 6
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -67 kg Final Round 2016-09-11 9999
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 67.00kg Final 2017-12-06 7