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Jungeun Kang

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Daegu, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 2009.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to take up the sport by her older sister and her aunt. It was also part of her rehabilitation.
Name of coach
Joo Gil Ho [national], KOR; Kim Hae-Yun [personal], from 2010

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Korea

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her family, and coach Kim Hae-Yun. (welfare.childfund.or.kr, 31 Oct 2018; Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Injuries
She has been troubled by an injury to her left shoulder throughout her career. (Athlete, 09 Jun 2021)

She injured her shoulder in training before the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (dge.go.kr, 23 Oct 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always do your best." (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2013 she was given the Best Athlete Award by the Daegu Sports Council in the Republic of Korea. (prsinmun.co.kr, 03 Apr 2014)

In 2013 she received a Minister of Education Award in the Republic of Korea. (prsinmun.co.kr, 03 Apr 2014)

She was given a citation award by the Korean Association for Special Education in 2013. (prsinmun.co.kr, 03 Apr 2014)
Milestones
At age 14 years and 364 days, she was the youngest swimmer from any country to win a medal at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea, when she claimed gold in the S14 100m backstroke. (SportsDeskOnline, 14 Jun 2021; yeongnam.com, 24 Oct 2014; yonhapnews.co.kr, 24 Oct 2014)
Famous relatives
Her sister Kang Ju-Eun has competed in Para swimming at national level in the Republic of Korea. (38thnational.koreanpc.kr, 29 Oct 2018; idaegu.com, 28 Oct 2018; Athlete, 09 Jun 2021)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 09 Jun 2021)
Impairment
She has an intellectual impairment. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017; idaegu.com, 03 May 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 2 2016-09-08 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S14 Final Round 2016-09-08 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Heat 2 2016-09-17 6
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Final 1 2017-12-04 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Heat 1 2017-12-04 6
Women's 100 m Backstroke S14 Final 1 2017-12-06 2
Women's 100 m Butterfly S14 Final 1 2017-12-07 3
Women's 100 m Butterfly S14 Heat 2 2017-12-07 4