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Woogeun Lim

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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW11

Further personal information

Languages
Korean
Higher education
Administration Studies - Korea National University of Welfare: Pyeongtaek, KOR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2016.
Club / Team
Chungcheongbukdo Para-Sports Association: Korea

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the SB5 100m breaststroke at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Mexican Para swimmer Pedro Rangel. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 18 Oct 2014)
Injuries
He suffered an injury to his left shoulder ahead of the 2015 Para Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (ablenews.co.kr, 13 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"A champion is not the one who tries to beat others, but the one who always wants to become the best." (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015; yonhapnews.co.kr, 18 Oct 2014)
Awards and honours
He was Korea's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Korea. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 18 Oct 2014)

He was presented with an Excellence Award at the 2014 Chungcheongbukdo Para Athletes Awards Ceremony in Korea. (inews365.com, 11 Jan 2015)
Other sports
He has represented Republic of Korea in Para swimming, including at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 12 Sep 2016; news.sbs.co.kr, 12 Oct 2018)
Impairment
The impairment to his lower limbs is a result of brain damage when he was young. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015; yonhapnews.co.kr, 18 Oct 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 2 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 2012-09-05 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 1 2012-09-05 1
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 2 2015-07-14 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final 1 2015-07-14 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 2 2015-07-17 13
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2015-07-19 15
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 2 2016-09-11 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 2016-09-11 2