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Sanghyeon Kwon

Nordic Skiing


Impairment information

Origin of Impairment

Further personal information


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

Competing for

General interest

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)
Awards and honours
He was a torch bearer for the relay of the 2018 National Para Games in Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea. (, 08 Oct 2018)
Other sports
He competed in both Para biathlon and Para 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. (, 2016;, 26 Oct 2018;, 17 May 2020; AbleUp YouTube channel, 28 Jan 2020, 26 Apr 2020; SportsDeskOnline, 25 Nov 2020)
To win a medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing, and to represent the Republic of Korea in Para cycling. (AbleUp YouTube channel, 28 Jan 2020;, 26 Mar 2018)
His left arm impairment is the result of a medical accident that occurred at birth. He damaged nerves in his left arm, which resulted in paralysis. (, 10 Oct 2016; Athlete, 10 Mar 2018 )


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