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Yeonggap Kim

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T46

Further personal information

Residence
Gumi, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Higher education
Gumi University: Korea

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para athletics in 2001 in Kumi, Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
He did not go outside for a year after his accident and wanted to lose weight. He started by going for walks, and eventually he joined a running club.
Club / Team
Gyeongsangbuk-do Athletics Federation for the Disabled: Japan

General interest

Hobbies
Photography, travelling. (ohmynews.com, 05 Jun 2014)
Injuries
He sustained an injury to his left hip at the 2016 London Marathon. (news.chosun.com, 25 Oct 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (news.chosun.com, 25 Oct 2016)
Impairment
Both his hands were amputated following an electrical accident in 1999 when he was working as an electrician in a manufacturing plant. (news.chosun.com, 25 Oct 2016)