Man Gyun Yu
Man-Gyun Yu picked up Para ice hockey late at 32-years-old but he quickly showed his puck-stopping abilities. He helped South Korea reach the bronze medal match against Italy, and the nation made history by winning their first Paralympic medal in the sport at their home PyeongChang 2018 Games.
In the bronze medal game at the 2017 World Championships A-Pool on home ice, the goalkeeper made 12 saves from 14 shots on goal; helping his team defeat Norway 3-2 and giving the host nation plenty to look forward to at their home Paralympic Winter Games.
Yu helped South Korea capture their first medal at a World Championships or Paralympic Games with the silver. He finished the Championships with 50 saves, recording an 88 per cent save percentage.
A former wheelchair basketball player, Yu found Para ice hockey through pure curiosity and the urge to try a winter sport.
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Sport specific information
In September 2019 the International Paralympic Committee [IPC] announced that he had been suspended for six months after returning an adverse analytical finding for hydrochlorothiazide in a urine sample provided while competing at the 2019 World Championships A-Pool in Ostrava, Czech Republic, in April that year. His suspension was backdated from 30 April 2019 until 29 October 2019. As a result of the suspension he was stripped of the bronze medal he claimed with the Korean team at the tournament. (paralympic.org, 15 Sep 2019)
He has served as a member of the disciplinary committee of the Gangwon Province Para Sports Association in the Republic of Korea. (gwsad.or.kr, 06 Sep 2017)
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