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Sook Ja Choe

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Husband Lee Dong-Sub, two sons
Residence
Korea
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2002 at the Gwangju Community Rehabilitation Centre in the Republic of Korea. She began competing in 2003.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to try out the sport for rehabilitation by the pastor of her church Song Soon-Hee.
Club / Team
Eumseong-gun Sports Council for the Disabled: Korea
Name of coach
Kwon Cheo-Mun [national], KOR

General interest

Awards and honours
Along with Korean Para powerlifter Lee Dong-Sub, who is also her husband, she was the final torch bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2017 National Para Games in Chungcheongbuk-do, Republic of Korea. (newsis.com, 15 Sep 2018)
Famous relatives
Her husband Lee Dong-Sub has represented the Republic of Korea in Para powerlifting. He competed at the world championships in 2002 and 2006. (SportsDeskOnline, 22 Jan 2019; news.yeogie.com, 03 Apr 2017)
Impairment
She has hemiplegia on the left side of her body. The condition is a result of a stroke she suffered after she was involved in a traffic accident in 2002. (news.yeogie.com, 03 Apr 2017; star.ohmynews.com, 14 Sep 2006)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has served as president of Chungcheongbuk-do Disabled Women's Union in the Republic of Korea, as well as the executive secretary of the Chungcheongbuk-do Wheelchair Curling Association. (ccdailynews.com, 24 Oct 2016)