Yeongji Im

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Residence
Daejeon, KOR
Occupation
Student
Languages
Korean

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in year 10 at high school in Daejeon, Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
A Para athletics coach discovered her talent and encouraged her to take up the sport.
Club / Team
Daejeon Wonmyeong School: Korea
Name of coach
Kim Sang-Hyun [personal], KOR

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Korea

General interest

Hobbies
Baking. (kbs.co.kr, 18 Mar 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her grandmother. (kbs.co.kr, 18 Mar 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2015 she was named Best Athlete at the National Para Athletics Championships in Republic of Korea. (Joongdoilbo YouTube channel, 01 Oct 2015)
Ambitions
To win gold at the Paralympic Games. (kbsktw.com, 18 Mar 2017)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with an intellectual impairment while in year eight at middle school. (kbs.co.kr, 18 Mar 2017)