Seung-Hwan Jung

Seung Hwan Jung

Para Ice Hockey

South Korea’s Seung-Hwan Jung is easily one of the stars in Para ice hockey on one of the sport’s most-improved teams.

After having lost his right leg in an accident at the age of five, Jung started playing ice hockey in 2004. He made his international debut at the 2008 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships in Marlbourough, USA, and two years later made his Paralympic debut in Vancouver, Canada.

He has quickly become known by players, coaches, fans and media for his speed – and most of his opponents would argue he is the fastest player in the world on ice.

Jung said that because he’s quite smaller compared to his opponents, what he lacks in size he tries to make up for in speed.

His biggest achievements to date have been leading South Korea to a surprising silver-medal finish at the 2012 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A-Pool in Hamar, Norway, and gold at the 2013 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey Qualification Tournament in Torino, Italy.

In Torino, he was named Best Forward after racking up eight goals and four assists, and a shot percentage of 38 per cent.

Perhaps most notably, Jung was part of the bronze medal-winning South Korean side that finished on the podium at their home World Championships just one year before the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. He was his team's leading scorer with six goals, netting the winning goal against Norway in the bronze medal match.

Jung was also South Korea’s leading scorer in their seventh-place finish at the 2013 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A-Pool on their home ice in Goyang.

Jung was named Best Forward of the 2015 World Championships B-Pool, leading all players with 13 goals, 9 assists and 22 points and ensuring his team were promoted back to the A-Pool for the crucial pre-Paralympic season.


Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group A 1
Mixed Group A 4
Mixed Group A 6
Mixed Classification 5-8 202
Mixed Classification 5-6 101
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group B 2014-03-08 2
Mixed Group B 2014-03-09 3
Mixed Group B 2014-03-11 5
Mixed Group B - Standings 2014-03-11 4
Mixed Classification 5-6 2014-03-12 202
Mixed Classification 7-8 2014-03-14 102
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-10 1
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-11 3
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-13 5
Mixed Tournament Group B - Standings 2018-03-13 2
Mixed Tournament Semifinal 2018-03-15 1
Mixed Tournament Bronze Medal Match 2018-03-17 1
Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Open Group A 2022-03-06 2
Open Group A 2022-03-08 3
Open Group A - Standings 2022-03-08 3
Open Qualifying Finals 2022-03-09 1
Open Semifinal 2022-03-11 1
Open Bronze Medal Match 2022-03-12 1