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Keun Jin Choi

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2005 at age 30 in Gwangju, Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to the sport by a friend.
Club / Team
Chungcheongbuk-do Para Sports Association: Korea

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Korea
Location
Kuala Lumpur, MAS

General interest

Hobbies
Relaxing. (Athlete, 29 May 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing in ninth place at the 2006 FESPIC Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Athlete, 29 May 2019)
Injuries
He required surgery after injuring a ligament at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He needed six months to recover. (Athlete, 29 May 2019)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Para Powerlifter at the 2014 National Championships in the Republic of Korea. (inews365.com, 06 Jul 2014)

He received an Excellence Award at the 33rd National Para Games in the Republic of Korea. (gwangju.go.kr, 25 Oct 2013)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 29 May 2019)
Impairment
The impairment to his lower limbs is a result of the effects of polio. He contracted the illness at age three. (Athlete, 29 May 2019, 03 Dec 2017; moodeungilbo.co.kr, 02 Oct 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Busan 2006 (Busan, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -48 kg Final Round 9
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 49.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-05 9
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -49 kg Final Round 2016-09-08 9999
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 59.00kg Final 2017-12-03 16