South Korea sweep the board in wheelchair dance at Incheon 2014

The hosts of the Asian Para Games win all three gold medals on offer in wheelchair dance sport on day one. 20 Oct 2014
Three couples in training suits on a podium.

Joon-Young Park and Moon-Young Choi on top of the combi standard class 2 podium at the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games


All three gold medals from wheelchair dance sport competition on day one (Monday, 20 October) of the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games were won by hosts South Korea.

Jaewoo Lee and Hye-Jong Yang, the current World No.2 in combi standard class 1, took the crown once again with impressive scores in all five of their dances.

Kazakhstan’s Ardak Otarbayev and Aidana Beglenova were consistent with their dancing to take silver. Hong Kong China’s Wah Keung Ma and Hei Man Ho were third.

A near perfect Waltz and Quickstep saw the world No.3 couple of Joon-Young Park and Moon-Young Choi take gold in the combi standard class 2. Only one judge scored them lower than one point across both dances.

The Chinese Taipei pairing of Hsiang-Yi Hsieh and Chun-Lan Yang picked up silver and Japanese couple Hiroyuki Kayano and Shigeko Koyano bronze.

Jong-Chul Choi and Moon-Young Choi, with Moon-Young this time dancing with a different partner, stole the show by ranking first in all rounds in the duo Latin class 2.

Their Samba, Rumba, Pasa Doble and Jive all received the highest marks possible, except for one judge.

The silver and bronze were won by Chinese Taipei dancers. Wen-Sheng Juo and Yi-Jung Huang placed second whilst Tsun-Sheng Kao and Hsin-Yu Lin were third.

Wheelchair dance sport competitions continue at the Ganghwa Dolmens Gymnasium on Tuesday (21 October) and feature 27 couples from seven countries.