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Yong Min Lee

Para Ice Hockey
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Guri, KOR
Languages
Korean
Higher education
Health and Welfare Studies - Digital Seoul Culture Arts University: Seoul, KOR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2002 at Tancheon Sports Complex in the Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
He found the sport interesting after trying it at a rehabilitation centre. He also wanted to take up the sport seriously after the Korean team was defeated in a match against Japan.
Club / Team
Goyang Ice Warriors: Korea
Name of coach
Hwang Bo-Yeop [club], KOR; Park Hyun-Wook [national], KOR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Korea

General interest

Nicknames
Ace (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Hobbies
Computer games, travel. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2012 World Championships A-Pool in Hamar, Norway. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coaches Lee Yeon-Guk and Shin Seung-Han. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Korean naval commander Yi Sun-Sin, Japanese Para ice hockey player Takayuki Endo. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he was given a Citation Award by governor of Gyeonggi Province in the Republic of Korea. (kyeongin.com, 31 Mar 2017)
Impairment
Both legs were amputated following a car accident in 1994 in Siheung, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018; yonhapnews.co.kr, 10 Aug 2005)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group A 1
Mixed Group A 4
Mixed Group A 6
Mixed Classification 5-8 202
Mixed Classification 5-6 101
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-10 1
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-11 3
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-13 5
Mixed Tournament Group B - Standings 2018-03-13 2
Mixed Tournament Semifinal 2018-03-15 1
Mixed Tournament Bronze Medal Match 2018-03-17 1