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Jong Ho Jang

Para Ice Hockey
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Wife Kang Si-Young, son Na-Eum [2017]
Residence
Chuncheon, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2003 in Seongnam, Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up the sport by staff from Sahmyook Rehabilitation Centre in the Republic of Korea.
Club / Team
Gangwon Provincial Office: Chuncheon, KOR
Name of coach
Kim Jung-Ho [club], KOR; Han Min-Su [national], KOR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Korea
Location
Nagano, JPN

General interest

Hobbies
Watching movies. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (KBS, 25 Apr 2021)
Most influential person in career
Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Para sports department manager Yong Pil-Sung. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
Japanese Para ice hockey player Kazuya Mochizuki. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sweat never betrays you." (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Player at the 2012 Seoul Mayor Cup, part of the national Para ice hockey championships in the Republic of Korea. (kwnews.co.kr, 17 Dec 2012)
Other sports
He has competed in wheelchair basketball and wheelchair fencing at national level in the Republic of Korea. (38thnational.koreanpc.kr, 27 Oct 2018; 2014npg.kosad.or.kr, 05 Nov 2015; naeil.com, 20 Dec 2011)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Impairment
He was involved in a traffic accident in 2000, which resulted in paraplegia. (naeil.com, 20 Dec 2011)
Other information
TEAM LEADER
He has served as captain of the Korean national team. (sports.chosun.com, 19 Jun 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group A 1
Mixed Group A 4
Mixed Group A 6
Mixed Classification 5-8 202
Mixed Classification 5-6 101
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group B 2014-03-08 2
Mixed Group B 2014-03-09 3
Mixed Group B 2014-03-11 5
Mixed Group B - Standings 2014-03-11 4
Mixed Classification 5-6 2014-03-12 202
Mixed Classification 7-8 2014-03-14 102
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-10 1
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-11 3
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-13 5
Mixed Tournament Group B - Standings 2018-03-13 2
Mixed Tournament Semifinal 2018-03-15 1
Mixed Tournament Bronze Medal Match 2018-03-17 1