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Sung Yun Jung

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Wife Kim In-Ok, two children
Residence
Pyeongtaek, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Higher education
Computing - Doowon Technical University College: Anseong, KOR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 24 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
He played Para ice hockey until Para powerlifter Park Jong-Chul encouraged him to switch sports.
Club / Team
Gyeonggi-Do Paralympic Committee: Korea
Name of coach
Kwon Cheo-Mun [club], KOR

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Korea

General interest

Hobbies
Fishing, driving. (Athlete, 29 May 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Kwon Cheo-Mun. (kgnews.co.kr, 15 Dec 2016)
Injuries
In 2018 he injured the supraspinatus muscle in his upper back. He recovered from the injury in May 2019. (Athlete, 29 May 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Rise and rise again, until the sheep becomes a lion." (Athlete, 29 May 2019)
Awards and honours
He was a torch bearer during the relay ahead of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (joongboo.com, 03 Aug 2018)

He was named Para Athlete of the Year at the 2016 Gyeonggi Athletic Awards in the Republic of Korea. (kgnews.co.kr, 12 Dec 2016)

He received an Excellence Award for Para Athletes at the 2009 Gyeonggi Athletic Awards in the Republic of Korea. (kgnews.co.kr, 14 Dec 2009)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 29 May 2019; kyeongin.com, 25 Oct 2016)
Impairment
The impairment to his lower limbs is the result of an accident while he was still young and using a baby walker. (joongboo.com, 24 Oct 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 100.00kg Final 2010-07-29 9999
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 107.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-11 10