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Si Woo Choi

Para Ice Hockey
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Other names
Choi Chi-Heon
Residence
Wonju, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2015 at Tancheon Sports Complex in the Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
Coach Kim Jung-Ho encouraged him to take up the sport.
Club / Team
Gangwon Provincial Office: Chuncheon, KOR
Name of coach
Kim Jung-Ho [club], KOR; Han Min-Su [national], KOR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
Korea
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Gangneung, KOR

General interest

Nicknames
Chiaksan Wild Boar [Chiaksan is a mountain in his hometown of Wonju, Republic of Korea]. (Athlete, 01 Mar 2022; view.asiae.co.kr, 22 Mar 2018; star.ohmynews.com, 19 Mar 2018)
Hobbies
Video games. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
Korean Para ice hockey player Jung Seung-Hwan. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Other sports
He competed in wheelchair rugby at the 2018 National Para Games in the Republic of Korea. (sports.chosun.com, 24 Oct 2018)
Impairment
Both of his legs were amputated below the knee as the result of injuries he sustained in a fall in 2014. (star.ohmynews.com, 16 Mar 2018; kado.net, 13 Mar 2018; Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
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