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Sara Choi

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B2
Guide
Kim Yoo-Seong

Further personal information

Residence
Seoul, KOR
Occupation
Student
Languages
Korean
Higher education
Physical Education - Korea National Sport University : Seoul, KOR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2015.
Why this sport?
She first tried the sport with her twin sister at a Para skiing camp, and found the sport interesting. She was encouraged to take up the sport competitively by a coach.
Club / Team
Seoul Para Ski Association : Korea
Name of coach
Lee Jung-Geun [national], KOR

General interest

Hobbies
Watching videos on YouTube. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze medals in downhill and super combined at the 2022 World Championships in Lillehammer, Norway. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
Her parents, her coaches, and her guide. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
Korean alpine skier Gim So-Hui. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Awards and honours
She was one of the Paralympic flag bearers at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (goethe.de, 16 Mar 2018)
Other sports
She has competed in Para swimming at national level in the Republic of Korea. (hani.co.kr, 21 May 2015)
Famous relatives
Her twin sister Gilla has represented the Republic of Korea in Para alpine skiing. (db.ipc-services.org, 13 Jan 2020; goethe.de, 16 Mar 2018; stnsports.co.kr, 18 Feb 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (hankookilbo.com, 23 Feb 2022)
Impairment
She was born without an iris in both eyes. (hani.co.kr, 21 May 2015)