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Kum Jong Song

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Residence
Pyongyang, PRK
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Higher education
Design - Vocational Training School: Pyongyang, PRK

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2015 in Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
A coach persuaded her to switch from table tennis to athletics.
Name of coach
Ri Kwang-Il, PRK

General interest

Hobbies
Art, table tennis. (Athlete, 08 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Ri Chol-Ung. (Athlete, 08 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
She was the flag bearer for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. She performed the same role at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016; news.donga.com, 21 Oct 2014)
Other sports
She represented the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in para-table tennis at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (rfa.org, 06 Jun 2016; news.donga.com, 21 Oct 2014)
Impairment
Her impairment is the result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 08 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F57 Final Round 2016-09-15 12