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Young Jae Cho

Para Ice Hockey


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Chuncheon, KOR
Higher education
Civil Engineering - Hallym Polytechnic University: Chuncheon, KOR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2006 at the Gangwon Provincial Office club in the Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up the sport by Para ice hockey player Yu Man-Gyun and coach Lee Young-Kook
Club / Team
Gangwon Provincial Office: Chuncheon, KOR
Name of coach
Seo Kwang-Suk [club], KOR; Park Hyun-Wook [national], KOR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique

International debut

Competing for

General interest

Hyena, White Bear (, 05 Jan 2012; Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Crafting, fishing. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018;, 19 Mar 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Scoring at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, and winning medals at the world championships A-Pool in 2012 and 2017. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Park Gea-Jun. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
His father. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
He sustained shoulder injuries in 2012. (, 14 Mar 2012)
Awards and honours
He was given the Outstanding Athlete award at the 2012 Gangwon-do Para Sports Awards in the Republic of Korea. (, 22 Nov 2012)
Other sports
He has competed in wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing and wheelchair rugby at national level in the Republic of Korea. (, 04 Nov 2014;, 06 April 2013;, 01 Mar 2006)
He has an impairment to both calf muscles as the result of a medical accident, when he had surgery on a tumour. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018; Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Other information
He has served as secretary general of the Gangwon Province Para Ice Hockey Association in Republic of Korea. (, 15 Apr 2017)


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
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group B 2014-03-08 2
Mixed Group B 2014-03-09 3
Mixed Group B 2014-03-11 5
Mixed Group B - Standings 2014-03-11 4
Mixed Classification 5-6 2014-03-12 202
Mixed Classification 7-8 2014-03-14 102
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