Young Sung Kim
Para Ice Hockey
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2009 at Tancheon Sports Complex in the Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
His swimming coach suggested he should take up Para ice hockey, and he became interested in the sport after watching clips on YouTube.
Club / Team
Gangwon Provincial Office: Chuncheon, KOR
Name of coach
Han Min-Su [national], KOR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Kim Jjajang [because his favourite food is Jjajangmyeon, which is black bean noodles in Korean]. (news.kbs.co.kr, 19 Mar 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2012 World Championships A-Pool in Hamar, Norway. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
He has competed in wheelchair fencing and Para rowing at national level in the Republic of Korea. (38thnational.koreanpc.kr, 26 Oct 2018; 35thnational.koreanpc.kr, 31 Oct 2015)
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (webzine.koreanpc.kr, 01 Dec 2020)
His right leg was amputated as the result of a car accident he was involved in at age eight. (webzine.koreanpc.kr, 01 Dec 2020; Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
|Mixed||Group B - Standings||2014-03-11||4|
|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||Bronze Medal Match||2018-03-17||1|