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Youn Shil Jeong

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Son Gun-Young, daughter Jae-Young
Residence
Pyeongtaek, KOR
Languages
Korean
Higher education
Health and Welfare Studies - World Cyber College: Republic of Korea

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
She switched to Para powerlifting after competing as part of the Korean wheelchair basketball team at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. She wanted to take part in an individual sport at an elite level, and thought that the sport was suitable for her physique.
Club / Team
Pyeongtaek City Hall: Republic of Korea
Name of coach
Park Sung-Jun [club], KOR

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
Hungary
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Eger, HUN

General interest

Hobbies
Basketball. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal at the 2018 Asia-Oceania Open Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coaches Yun Joong-Hee and Park Sung-Jun. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Mexican Para powerlifter Amalia Perez. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Other sports
She has competed in wheelchair basketball and represented Republic of Korea at the 2014 Para Asian Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (ktv.go.kr, 17 Nov 2014; igoodnews.or.kr, 19 Oct 2014)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)