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Sanghyeon Kwon

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW8

Further personal information

Residence
Muju, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2013.
Why this sport?
His high school teacher recommended that he take up the sport as a way to lose weight.
Club / Team
Jeonbuk Para Sports Association: Muju, KOR

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Korea

General interest

Hobbies
Online games, drinking tea. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018 )
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing sixth in Para biathlon at the 2016/17 World Cup event in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
His middle school teacher Cho Sam Hyun. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He was a torch bearer for the relay of the 2018 National Para Games in Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea. (newsis.com, 08 Oct 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in Para biathlon and Para cross-country skiing at international level. He also competed in Para cycling at the 2018 National Para Games in Republic of Korea. (db.ipc-services.org, 2016; sports.chosun.com, 26 Oct 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (news.kmib.co.kr, 26 Mar 2018)
Impairment
His left arm impairment is the result of a medical accident that occurred at birth. He damaged nerve in his left arm, and it resulted in paralysis. (weekly.chosun.com, 10 Oct 2016; Athlete, 10 Mar 2018 )

Results

Unit Date Rank
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5km Standing Final 2018-03-10 14
Men's 20km Free Standing Final 2018-03-12 12
Men's 12.5km Standing Final 2018-03-13 12
Men's 15km Standing Final 2018-03-16 9
Men's 10km Classic Standing Final 2018-03-17 19
4x2.5km Open Relay Final 2018-03-18 8