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Hyuk-Jun Choi

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Wife Ra Sejeong, son Yeon-Ho
Residence
Goyang, KOR
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Korean

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2001 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to get involved in the sport by friends.
Name of coach
Han Min-Su [national], KOR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Goaltender

General interest

Hobbies
Travel. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
Coach Ha Jin-Heon. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Injuries
He sustained an injury in 1997 and required six months of recovery. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do my best." (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Other sports
He has competed in Para athletics, wheelchair basketball, and Para badminton at national level in the Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022; badmintonkorea.co.kr, 03 Dec 2012)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated above the knee following a traffic accident in 1997. He was working as a truck driver at the time. (badmintonkorea.co.kr, 03 Dec 2012; chosun.com, 27 Dec 2008)
Other information
RETURN
In 2021 he returned to the Korean national team after taking a 10-year break from international competition. (KBS, 25 Apr 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group A 1
Mixed Group A 4
Mixed Group A 6
Mixed Classification 5-8 202
Mixed Classification 5-6 101