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Jong Kyung Lee

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 Choi Min-Hee, twin children Chae-Yul and Soo-Ho
Residence
Gangneung, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2003 at Tancheon Sports Complex in the Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
It was the Para sport that interested him most. He was also encouraged to try the sport by someone he met while in rehabilitation hospital after his accident.
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
2006
Competing for
Korea
Location
Turin, ITA

General interest

Hobbies
Driving. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Injuries
During his sporting career he has sustained five toe fractures, two rib fractures, and one finger fracture. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Other sports
He won a gold medal in rowing at the 2018 National Para Games in the Republic of Korea. (sports.news.naver.com, 02 Jan 2019; 38thnational.koreanpc.kr, 27 Oct 2018)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of spinal cord injuries he sustained in a paragliding accident in 2002 in Daecheon, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018; news.donga.com, 06 Mar 2014)

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