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Sanghyeon Kwon

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
LW8

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2013.
Why this sport?
His high school teacher recommended that he get involved in the sport as a way of losing weight.

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Korea

General interest

Hobbies
Playing video games. (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)
Hero / Idol
Korean Para triathlete Kim Hwang-Tae. (AbleUp YouTube channel, 28 Jan 2020)
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 competed in both biathlon and cross-country skiing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. He has also competed in Para cycling at national level in the Republic of Korea. (jeollailbo.com, 20 Oct 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 25 Nov 2020; AbleUp YouTube channel, 28 Jan 2020)
Ambitions
To finish in the top five at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing, and to represent the Republic of Korea in Para cycling. (hani.co.kr, 31 Dec 2020; AbleUp YouTube channel, 28 Jan 2020)
Impairment
The impairment to his left arm is the result of a medical accident that occurred at birth. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018; weekly.chosun.com, 10 Oct 2016)

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