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Jeong Min Lee

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12

Further personal information

Residence
Daejeon, KOR
Languages
English, Korean, Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He got involved in Para Nordic skiing in 2015.
Why this sport?
He wanted to compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, so he decided to take up the sport.
Club / Team
Seoul Para Rowing Association: Korea

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Korea

General interest

Hobbies
Watching combat sports. (donga.com, 25 Oct 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (paralympic.org, 14 May 2018)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
His parents. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He was one of the six flag bearers at the closing ceremony at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (donga.com, 25 Oct 2014)
Other sports
He has represented the Republic of Korea at the world championships in both Para cross-country skiing and Para biathlon. He also competed in rowing at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 10 Feb 2015; SportsDeskOnline, 27 Mar 2017; winternewskorea.com, 11 Mar 2017; sbs.co.kr, 13 Feb 2015)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome at age 10. His degree of paralysis has improved over time with treatment. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018; donga.com, 25 Oct 2014)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In May 2018 he announced his retirement from competitive sport. He planned to pursue a PhD in sport medicine and rehabilitation at Yonsei University in Seoul, Republic of Korea. (paralympic.org, 14 May 2018)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He worked as an English translator for an official from the Republic of Korea at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (sbs.co.kr, 13 Feb 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Middle Distance Sitting Final 2017-02-11 9999
Men's Sprint - Free Style Sitting Final 2017-02-12 10
Men's Long Distance Sitting Final 2017-02-14 9
Men's Long Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2017-02-16 9999
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5km Sitting Final 2018-03-10 11
Men's 15km Sitting Final 2018-03-11 10
Men's 12.5km Sitting Final 2018-03-13 9
Men's 15km Sitting Final 2018-03-16 7
Men's 7.5km Sitting Final 2018-03-17 8
4x2.5km Open Relay Final 2018-03-18 8