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Vo Ra Mi Seo

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW10.5

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Higher education
Health and Welfare Studies - Korea National University of Welfare: Korea

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para skiing in 2006 through a university ski camp, and began training seriously in 2008.
Why this sport?
The Korean Adaptive Ski Association encouraged her to pursue the sport. She heard that there was no female sit skier in Republic of Korea. She also wanted to participate in the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver.
Club / Team
Changsung Engineering and Construction: Korea
Name of coach
Yoo Ki-Won [club, national], KOR

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Korea
Tournament
World Cup

General interest

Nicknames
Ulzzang Skier (stnsports.co.kr, 27 Oct 2017)
Hobbies
Collecting wooden dolls, making candles and air fresheners, spending time with her dog. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2018; Instagram profile, 04 Jun 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Gaining World Cup points for the first time. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Her parents. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2018)
Injuries
She sustained a shoulder injury ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (stnsports.co.kr, 27 Oct 2017; pyeongchang2018.com, 21 Nov 2016)
Awards and honours
She was a torchbearer during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (news.kmib.co.kr, 09 Mar 2018)

She took part in the torch relay ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. Her leg of the relay was in the host city. (PyeongChang 2018 Twitter page, 05 Mar 2014; paralympic.org, 02 Mar 2014)

In December 2013 she received the Hoengseong County Citizen Honorary Award in Republic of Korea. (kado.net, 21 Dec 2013)
Other sports
She competed in Para biathlon at the 2013 World Championships in Solleftea, Sweden, and has participated in Para cycling at national level in Republic of Korea. (sports.chosun.com, 24 Oct 2018; pyeongchang2018.com, 21 Nov 2016; SportsDeskOnline, 25 Nov 2020)
Milestones
She became the first Korean athlete to compete in Para cross-country skiing at the Paralympic Winter Games when she took part in the 2010 edition in Vancouver. (blog.naver.com, 02 Dec 2013; SportsDeskOnline, 25 Nov 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (ichannela.com, 25 Jul 2018)
Impairment
Her impairment is the result of slipping down stairs in 2004. (10thwinter.kosad.or.kr, 26 Feb 2013; naver.com, 12 Mar 2010; Athlete, 11 Mar 2018)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
She served as an athlete member for the organising committee of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. "Pyeongchang is the region which has really special meaning for me because it is my father's hometown." (onstn.com, 04 Mar 2014; paralympic.org, 02 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1 km Sprint Sitting Qualification 15
Women's 5 km Sitting Final Round 14
Women's 10 km Sitting Final Round 9999
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Sprint - Classic Sitting Final 2013-02-25 13
Women's Long Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2013-02-26 12
Women's Short Distance Sitting Final 2013-02-28 7
Women's Middle Distance Sitting Final 2013-03-01 9999
Women's Long Distance Sitting Final 2013-03-03 9999
Women's Middle Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2013-03-05 12
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1 km Sprint Sitting Qualification 2014-03-12 20
4x2.5 km Mixed Relay Final Round 2014-03-15 9
Women's 5 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-16 20
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 12km Sitting Final 2018-03-11 12
Women's 1.1km Sprint Sitting Final 2018-03-14 19
Women's 5km Sitting Final 2018-03-17 18
4x2.5km Mixed Relay Final 2018-03-18 11