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Jiseok Lee

Shooting
2

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH2

Further personal information

Family
Wife Park Kyung-Soon [2006], son Ye-Jun [2008]
Residence
Gwangju, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Higher education
Sport Studies - Konkuk University: Seoul, KOR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up shooting Para sport in 2003.
Why this sport?
When he made preparations to enter Yong In University where he planed to study special education studies, he was introduced to shooting Para sport athlete by a professor. As he needed results of national and international competitions as university entry requirements he participated in the 2006 national team selection trials. After he won medals at the 2006 Asian Para Games in Doha, Qatar, he decided to focus on his sporting without entering university.
Club / Team
Gwangju Metropolitan City Hall: Korea

General interest

Hobbies
Driving with his family. (VIVA TV YouTube channel, 12 Nov 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Every dream starts small. Act now, and then you will achieve it." (VIVA TV YouTube channel, 12 Nov 2020)
Awards and honours
He was given a Special Award at the 2010 National Para Games in the Republic of Korea. (ggilbo.com, 20 May 2010)

In 2010 he received the Cheongryong Medal, the highest Order of Sport Merit in the Republic of Korea. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 10 Feb 2010)
Ambitions
To become a coach after retiring from the sport. (segye.com, 14 May 2018)
Impairment
He was involved in a traffic accident in 2001, which resulted in an impairment to his lower limbs. (donga.com, 24 Dec 2008)
Other information
SOCIAL CONTRIBUTION
He founded the 'Lee Jiseok Special Award' to aid youth Para athletes. It is awarded to two outstanding athletes at the National Youth Para Games in Republic of Korea. (donga.com, 30 Oct 2008; VIVA TV YouTube channel, 12 Nov 2020; egn.kr, 13 May 2013)

BREAK AND RETURN
He took a break from the sport following the 2012 Paralympic Games in London in order to focus on taking care of his son Ye-Jun. He was persuaded to begin shooting again by his wife in 2015. (SportsDeskOnline, 06 May 2019; segye.com, 14 May 2018; hani.co.kr, 04 Sep 2012; daum.net, 14 Sep 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Air Rifle Standing SH2 Qualification 1
Mixed Air Rifle Standing SH2 Final Round 1
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH2 Qualification 1
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH2 Final Round 1
2010 IPC Shooting World Championships (Zagreb, Croatia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2010-07-21 3
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2010-07-24 2
Team R5 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Final 2010-07-24 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R5 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH2 Qualification 2012-09-01 3
R5 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH2 Final Round 2012-09-01 6
R4 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH2 Qualification 2012-09-02 10
Cheongju 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships (Cheongju, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Team R5 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2018-05-05 5
Team R4 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2018-05-05 1
R9 - Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2018-05-05 15
R5 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2018-05-05 19
R4 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Final 2018-05-05 1
R4 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2018-05-05 8
Team R9 - Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2018-05-05 2