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Mikyoung Jeon

Cycling | Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
H2

Further personal information

Residence
Busan, KOR
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Korean
Higher education
Sport Psychology - Korea National Sport University: Seoul, KOR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She switched to Para cycling from Para swimming in 2015.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to switch to the sport from Para swimming, and she also found it interesting.
Club / Team
Jellolabuk-do Sports Association for the Disabled: Korea

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Korea

General interest

Most influential person in career
Her husband. (rio2016.sbs.co.kr, 23 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she was presented with an Achievement Medal by the Korea Disabled Cycling Federation. (c-kdcf.kr, 27 Dec 2016)
Other sports
She represented the Republic of Korea in swimming at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. She was ranked ninth in the S4 50m backtstroke. (SportsDeskOnline, 28 Jul 2017; rio2016.sbs.co.kr, 23 Aug 2016)
Impairment
She sustained a cervical spine injury following a traffic accident in 2004. (rio2016.sbs.co.kr, 23 Aug 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 2 2012-09-06 5
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2013-08-12 9
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 2 2013-08-13 7
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final 1 2013-08-13 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Time Trial H1-3 Final Round 2016-09-14 10
Women's Road Race H1-4 Final Round 2016-09-15 13