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Yonghwa Kwon

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
Yongin, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport competitively in 2016.
Why this sport?
He began swimming for rehabilitation.
Club / Team
Gyeonggi-do Sports Association for the Impaired: Korea
Name of coach
Ju Kil-Ho [club], KOR

International debut

Year
2018
Competing for
Korea

General interest

Hero / Idol
Korean Para swimmer Kwon Hyun. (newsis.com, 12 Oct 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Yongin City's Naver blog, 24 Oct 2017)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated below the knee following a traffic accident at age two. (Yongin City Naver blog, 24 Oct 2017)