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Min-Su Han

Para Ice Hockey
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Daughters Han So-Yeon and Han So-Ri
Residence
Korea
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Higher education
Digital Seoul Culture Arts University: Korea

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2000.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to try Para ice hockey by Lee Sung-Geun, who formed the first Korean national team.
Club / Team
Gangwon Provincial Office : Chuncheon, KOR
Name of coach
Seo Kwang-Suk [club, national], KOR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Korea
Tournament
Asian Championships
Location
Okaya, JPN

General interest

Nicknames
Ice Tiger (sports.chosun.com, 07 Jan 2018)
Hobbies
Playing the guitar, spending time with family. (pyeongchang2018.com, 01 Feb 2016)
Most influential person in career
His daughters. (donga.com, 06 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Para ice hockey is my life." (pyeongchang2018.com, 01 Feb 2016)
Awards and honours
He was Republic of Korea's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (sulekha.com, 2010)
Other sports
He has competed in powerlifting, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby at national level in the Republic of Korea. (national.kosad.or.kr, 30 Sep 2013; newsletter.kosad.or.kr, 21 Mar 2013; Cyworld profile, 12 May 2011)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (imbc.com, 03 Jan 2018)
Impairment
He had rheumatoid arthritis in his legs from age two. At age 30 he was diagnosed with osteomyelitis, and as a result his left leg was amputated below the knee. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 09 Mar 2014; news.donga.com, 06 Mar 2014; isplus.joins.com, 12 Jun 2011)
Other information
PARA ICE HOCKEY PIONEER
He was a member of the first Korean Para ice hockey club, the Yonsei Eagles, when it was formed in 2000. (Naver blog of KPC, 19 Dec 2014; news.kmib.co.kr, 13 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group A 1
Mixed Group A 4
Mixed Group A 6
Mixed Classification 5-8 202
Mixed Classification 5-6 101
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group B 2014-03-08 2
Mixed Group B 2014-03-09 3
Mixed Group B 2014-03-11 5
Mixed Group B - Standings 2014-03-11 4
Mixed Classification 5-6 2014-03-12 202
Mixed Classification 7-8 2014-03-14 102
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-10 1
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-11 3
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-13 5
Mixed Tournament Group B - Standings 2018-03-13 2
Mixed Tournament Semifinal 2018-03-15 1
Mixed Tournament Bronze Medal Match 2018-03-17 1