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Hyun Kwon

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Residence
Yongin, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Higher education
Education - Korea National Sport University: Seoul, KOR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 10.
Why this sport?
His primary school teacher encouraged him.
Club / Team
Yongin DASH Swimming Club: Korea
Name of coach
Joo Gil Ho [club], KOR; Sun Chang-Yong [national], KOR

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Korea
Tournament
Asian Games
Location
Guangzhou, CHN

General interest

Most influential person in career
Coach Joo Kil Ho. (thefirstmedia.net, 22 Oct 2014)
Hero / Idol
Korean swimmer Park Tae-Hwan. (nocutnews.co.kr, 14 Dec 2010)
Awards and honours
He was a torch bearer during the relay for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (ysidej.com, 07 Jan 2018)

He was presented with the Best Swimmer Award at the 2012 Korean National Para Swimming Championships. (yonginilbo.com, 23 Apr 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (news.chosun.com, 12 Oct 2018)
Impairment
He was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease. (thefirstmedia.net, 22 Oct 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2016-09-09 7
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 2 2016-09-11 8
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 2 2016-09-15 8
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 1 2016-09-16 7