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Young Sung Kim

Para Ice Hockey
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean

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
Defence

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Korea
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Hamar, NOR

General interest

Nicknames
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)
Other sports
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)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (webzine.koreanpc.kr, 01 Dec 2020)
Impairment
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)

Results

Unit Date Rank
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