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Min Jae Jeon

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T36

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2003 at Dongam Chadol School in Jeonju, Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
Her physical education teacher noticed she had a talent for sport.
Club / Team
Jeonbuk Sports Association for the Disabled : Korea
Name of coach
Choi Joon-Yeop, KOR, from 2015

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to music. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the T36 100m and 200m at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her physical education teacher Kim Heng-Soo, who introduced her to the sport and was her coach. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019; jjan.kr, 30 Dec 2018)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Running is happiness." (news.sbs.co.kr, 18 May 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2018 and 2019 she received the Jian-gun Sports Award in the Republic of Korea. (dailysportshankook.co.kr, 19 Dec 2018; jeollailbo.com, 05 Dec 2019)

In 2018 and 2019 she was named the Jeollabuk-do Citizen of the Year by the Jeonbuk Daily News in the Republic of Korea. (jjan.kr, 30 Dec 2018, 30 Dec 2019)

In 2018 she was the final torch bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2018 National Para Games in Iksan, Republic of Korea. (news1.kr, 25 Oct 2018)

In 2016 she received an Achievement Award at the Jeollabuk-do Para Athletics Awards Ceremony in the Republic of Korea. (jeollailbo.com, 07 Dec 2016)

She was named Best Para Athlete at the 2012 National Para Games in the Republic of Korea. (china.joins.com, 31 Jul 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo and the 2022 Asian Para Games in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China. (jjan.kr, 30 Dec 2018)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with encephalitis at age five, which resulted in cerebral palsy. (china.joins.com, 31 Jul 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T36 Final Round 6
Women's 200 m T36 Final Round 4
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T36 Heat 1 2011-01-22 5
Women's 200 m T36 Final 2011-01-23 5
Women's 100 m T36 Heat 1 2011-01-25 3
Women's 100 m T36 Final 2011-01-26 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T36 Final Round 2012-09-01 2
Women's 200 m T36 Heat 2 2012-09-01 2
Women's 100 m T36 Heat 2 2012-09-08 2
Women's 100 m T36 Final Round 2012-09-08 2
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T36 Final 1 2013-07-23 1
Women's 100 m T36 Final 1 2013-07-27 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T36 Heat 1 2016-09-08 3
Women's 100 m T36 Final Round 2016-09-09 4
Women's 200 m T36 Heat 2 2016-09-12 2
Women's 200 m T36 Final Round 2016-09-13 2
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T36 Final 1 2017-07-18 3
Women's 100 m T36 Final 1 2017-07-20 3