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Hyunjung Lee

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began Para powerlifting in 2009.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to try the sport by a social worker who has looked after her since she was age 14.

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Korea

General interest

Hobbies
Playing games. (Athlete, 25 Jun 2019)
Most influential person in career
Korean Para powerlifter Jung Sung-Yun. (ntoday.co.kr, 13 Oct 2014)
Injuries
Her training was disrupted by pain in her shoulder ahead of the 2018 National Para Games in the Republic of Korea. (Korea Paralympic Committee YouTube channel, 29 Oct 2018)

She sustained injuries to her shoulder and her elbow ahead of the 2016 Paralympic Games. (welfarenews.net, 15 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
She was chosen to read the oath at the opening ceremony of the 2014 National Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (news.khan.co.kr, 04 Nov 2014)

She was named Best Athlete at the 8th National Para Powerlifting Championships in the Republic of Korea. (ansansm.co.kr, 10 Jun 2009)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 25 Jun 2019)
Impairment
The impairment to her lower limbs is the result of myelitis, an inflammation of the spinal cord. (Athlete, 25 Jun 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Over 82.50kg Final 2010-07-30 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's +82.5 kg Final Round 2012-09-05 7
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Over 86.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-11 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's +86 kg Final Round 2016-09-14 4
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Over 86.00kg Final 2017-12-08 9