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Yangmook Jung

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Daejeon, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Higher education
Woosong University: Daejeon, KOR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in his sixth year of primary school in Daejeon, Korea.
Why this sport?
His mother took him to a swimming centre, because she wanted him to lose weight and make friends there. A coach noticed his talent for the sport and encouraged him to take it up seriously.
Club / Team
Daejeon Para Sports Association: Korea
Name of coach
Kang Jong-Jin [club], KOR; Kim Han Soo [national], KOR

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Korea

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning his first medal at the National Para Games. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Korean swimmer Park Tae-Hwan. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
He was presented with the Proud Daejeon Citizen Award in 2010. (dtnews24.com, 20 Dec 2010)
Impairment
He has autism. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 1 2012-09-02 6
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Final Round 2012-09-06 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 1 2012-09-06 2
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Final 1 2013-08-16 6
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 1 2013-08-16 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Heat 1 2013-08-18 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Final 1 2013-08-18 4
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Final 1 2015-07-13 6
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 3 2015-07-13 6
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 1 2015-07-15 18
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Final 1 2015-07-17 7
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Heat 3 2015-07-17 8
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 2 2015-07-19 20
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 2 2016-09-14 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Final Round 2016-09-14 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Heat 2 2016-09-17 3