Jae Rim Yang
Jae Rim Yang is one her country’s brightest medal hopes for her home Games at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in South Korea.
As the only female skier on her team at the Sochi 2014 Paralympics, Yang just missed out on the podium in giant slalom finishing fourth.
That agony seemed to galvanise Yang’s attitude in the following seasons, with several top three finishes at World and Europa Cups with various guides.
However the South Korean faces still competition. Emerging talents such as the British duo of Millie Knight and Menna Fitzpatrick have all been in excellent form.
Yang studies oriental painting at university and when she retires from sport she wishes to depict her sport in art. She was born prematurely and became partially sighted in her right eye whilst losing her sight completely in her left.
Further personal information
Sport specific information
She suffered an injury ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, and required three months of recovery. She returned to competition one week before the Games began. (news.joins.com, 09 Feb 2017)
|Women's Slalom VI||Race 1||2013-02-24||5|
|Women's Giant Slalom VI||Race 1||2013-02-26||9999|
|Women's Slalom Visually Impaired||Final Round||2014-03-12||9999|
|Women's Giant Slalom Visually Impaired||Final Round||2014-03-16||4|
|Women's Giant Slalom VI||Race 1||2017-01-30||6|
|Women's Slalom VI||Race 1||2017-01-31||5|
|Women's Super-G Visually Impaired||Final||2018-03-11||9|
|Women's Super Combined Visually Impaired||Final||2018-03-13||9999|
|Women's Giant Slalom Visually Impaired||Final||2018-03-14||9|
|Women's Slalom Visually Impaired||Final||2018-03-18||7|