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Jung-Hoon Moon

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
One son, one daughter
Residence
Seoul, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para powerlifting in 2010 in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
He had competed in wheelchair marathons at international level, but struggled to continue due to expensive equipment requirements. He decided to switch to powerlifting after becoming interested in the sport while training in a gym in New Zealand.
Club / Team
Jeju Special Self-Governing Provincial Government: Korea

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Korea
Location
Malaysia

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
His mother. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Injuries
He sustained an injury to his shoulder at the 2016 National Para Games in Republic of Korea. (okcb.net, 23 Oct 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named Athlete of the Year by the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Sports Association for the Disabled in 2015. (jesad.or.kr, 10 Dec 2015)
Other sports
He won a gold medal in wheelchair marathon at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney. (ntoday.co.kr, 16 Jul 2014)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio at age three. (munhwa.com, 23 Sep 2005; news.joins.com, 2 Sep 2005; Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Other information
STUDYING IN NEW ZEALAND
He went to New Zealand to study social welfare studies. It was there that he first became interested in powerlifting while working out in a gym. (ntoday.co.kr, 25 Apr 2014)

CLIMBING MOUNT KILIMANJARO
He climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania with Korean climber Um Hong-Gil. He climbed mostly using his hands, reaching the top of the mountain in 15 days. (ntoday.co.kr, 25 Apr 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 88.00kg Final 2017-12-06 15