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Woman in wheelchair throwing a blue boccia ball

So Yeong Jeong

Boccia
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So Yeong Jung failed to defend his London 2012 bronze medal in the mixed individual BC2 at Rio 2016 losing out to China’s Zhiqiang Yan.

Jeong began boccia at age 16 at school in Busan, South Korea.

In 2009, she became the first female boccia player to top the national rankings in the BC2 class in South Korea.

She and her teammates won gold in the mixed team BC1-2 at the 2010 World Championships in Lisbon, Portugal.

At London 2012, she claimed her first Paralympic medal in the mixed individual BC2, after beating China’s Kai Zhong in the bronze medal match.

She missed the 2014 Asian Para Games after sustaining impingement syndrome, caused by friction between joint tissues in her left shoulder, after the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

In 2016, Jeong and her compatriots earned a gold medal at the 2016 World Open in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Her team, however, did not obtain the same achievement at Rio 2016.

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Team BC1-2 Pool A 2012-09-02 1
Mixed Team BC1-2 Pool A 2012-09-02 3
Mixed Team BC1-2 Quarterfinal 2012-09-03 301
Mixed Individual BC2 1/8th final 2012-09-06 405
Mixed Individual BC2 Quarterfinal 2012-09-06 303
Mixed Individual BC2 Semifinal 2012-09-07 202
Mixed Individual BC2 Bronze Medal Match 2012-09-08 102
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Team BC1-2 Pool A 2016-09-10 2
Mixed Team BC1-2 Pool A 2016-09-10 1
Mixed Team BC1-2 Pool A - Standings 2016-09-10 3
Mixed Individual BC2 Pool B 2016-09-13 2
Mixed Individual BC2 Pool B 2016-09-14 3
Mixed Individual BC2 Pool B - Standings 2016-09-14 1
Mixed Individual BC2 Quarterfinal 2016-09-15 4
Mixed Individual BC2 Semifinal 2016-09-15 2
Mixed Individual BC2 Bronze Medal Match 2016-09-16 2