Lee Myung-ho elected President of NPC South Korea

Lee will serve his first term as head of the NPC ahead of their home Paralympic Winter Games. 28 Mar 2017
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The National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of South Korea has elected Lee Myung-ho as their new President who lead the nation into their home Paralympic Winter Games at PyeongChang 2018.

Serving a four-year term until February 2021, Lee will also look to build upon South Korea’s 20th-place finish from the Rio 2016 medals table into Tokyo 2020.

Lee received 64 per cent of the votes during a meeting held earlier this year. This will be Lee’s first term and the NPC’s fourth President overall.

Lee was a the former head of the Icheon Training Centre and also a former powerlifting athlete who won bronze at the seventh Bangkok Far East and South Pacific Games for the Disabled (FESPIC) Games in 1999. He began his career as a sports administrator at the Korean Paralympic Committee (KPC) from 2006.

Jang Chung-bae was the other candidate up running for the position.