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Sung-Keun Sa

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Wife Cho In-Soon
Residence
Seoul, KOR
Languages
Korean

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up ice sledge hockey in 2002.
Why this sport?
He was inspired after watching a story about an ice sledge hockey player on television.
Club / Team
Gyeonggi Red Bulls: Korea
Name of coach
Kim Ik-Hwan [national]
Coach from which country?
Korea
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Korea
Tournament
Asian Championships
Location
Okaya

General interest

Hobbies
Swimming. (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Awards and honours
In June 2010 he won the grand prize at the Fifth National Ice Hockey Festival for athletes with an impairment in Korea. (daum.net, 29 Jun 2010)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. He contracted the illness at age nine months. (naver.com, 02 Jan 2012; Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Other information
OLDEST
He will be age 47 at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, and the oldest member of Korea's ice sledge hockey team. (paralympic.org, 20 Jan 2014)

Results

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