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Sukmin Choi

Snowboard

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL2

Further personal information

Residence
Goyang, KOR
Occupation
Business Owner
Languages
Korean

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para snowboard in 2002 at Phoenix Snow Park in the Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
He enjoyed the speed of the sport. He thought that snowboarders looked free, mentally and physically.
Name of coach
Kim Sang-Yong, KOR

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
Korea
Location
Lake Tahoe, CA, USA

General interest

Hobbies
Fishing. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Hong Jin-Soo, his father. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018; stnsports.co.kr, 03 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you have time to worry about tomorrow, you should enjoy the present." (Facebook profile, 16 Feb 2017, 04 Nov 2018)
Other sports
He is a professional bass fisherman, and began participating in national competitions in 2002. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018; joongboo.com, 09 Feb 2017)
Impairment
His right foot was amputated after he was involved in a traffic accident at age 19. (joongboo.com, 09 Feb 2017)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He owns a fishing tackle retail company in the Republic of Korea. (joongboo.com, 09 Feb 2017; stnsports.co.kr, 03 Mar 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Snowboard Cross SB-LL2 Final 2018-03-12 19
Men's Banked Slalom SB-LL2 Final 2018-03-16 18