Keun Bae Chun
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Physical Education - Korea National Sport University : Seoul, KOR
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2006 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
He was an able-bodied weightlifter at high school and university, but was forced to quit the sport due to the injuries he sustained in a traffic accident. He wanted to remain involved in the sport, so his friends suggested Para powerlifting. "At that time, I also heard that it would be possible for me to compete at the Asian Para Games. As I had never participated in the Olympics and Asian Games as an able-bodied weightlifter, I wanted to get involved in the sport."
Club / Team
Name of coach
Choi In Gyu [club], KOR: Park Keun Young [national], KOR
Kuala Lumpur, MAS
Hercules (stnsports.co.kr, 15 Oct 2014)
Watching television, browsing the internet. (Athlete, 29 May 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the +100kg category at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Apr 2021; paralympic.org, 11 Jun 2016)
Hero / Idol
Korean Para powerlifter Park Jong-Chul. (Athlete, 29 May 2019)
Awards and honours
He received an Excellence Award at the 2016 Chungcheongbuk-do Para Athletes Awards Ceremony in the Republic of Korea. (ablenews.co.kr, 27 Dec 2016)
He represented the Republic of Korea in able-bodied weightlifting and competed at the junior world championships in 1998 and 1997. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Apr 2021)
The impairment to his lower limbs is the result of injuries he sustained in a traffic accident in 1999. (Athlete, 29 May 2019; segye.com, 08 Oct 2014; dground.kosad.or.kr, 25 Jul 2010)
|Men's Over 100.00kg||Final||2010-07-30||9999|
|Men's +100 kg||Final Round||2012-09-05||3|
|Men's Over 107.00 kg MD||Final||2014-04-11||4|
|Men's +107 kg||Final Round||2016-09-14||9999|