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Hyundai Yoo

Athletics | Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Seongnam, KOR
Occupation
Sports Administrator
Languages
Korean

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing in 2014.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up the sport by an official from the Korean federation for Para cross-country skiing, because he had experience in Para athletics.

General interest

Other sports
He has competed at national level in Para biathlon. He also represented the Republic of Korea in Para athletics at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 Dec 2019; news.heraldcorp.com, 18 Apr 2017; sbssports.sbs.co.kr, 12 Feb 2015; tcnews.kr, 18 Feb 2014)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of a traffic accident in 2002. (tcnews.kr, 18 Feb 2014)
Other information
TELEVISION COMMENTARY
He worked as a television commentator at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang [this is the most important message the anecdote is conveying], covering Para cross-country skiing and Para biathlon for the Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation in Republic of Korea. (kado.net, 15 Mar 2018)

COACHING
In 2016 he gained a Para sports coaching licence, newly introduced in the Republic of Korea in 2015. (news.heraldcorp.com, 18 Apr 2017)