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Youngsun Lee

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy

Further personal information

Family
Husband Kim Dae-Sung, twin daughters Kim Ha-Na and Kim Du-Ri
Languages
Korean

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting in 2005 in Busan, Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
Lee Myung-Ho, who has served as president of the Korean Paralympic Committee, encouraged her to take up the sport.

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Korea
Location
Kuala Lumpur, MAS

General interest

Hobbies
Collecting dishes. (Athlete, 25 Jun 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 86kg category at the Asian Para Games in 2014 and 2018. (Athlete, 25 Jun 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (kookje.co.kr, 30 Oct 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't be in a hurry." (Athlete, 25 Jun 2019)
Awards and honours
She was a torch bearer for the relay ahead of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (pressian.com, 04 Nov 2017)
Famous relatives
Her husband Kim Dae-Sung has played wheelchair rugby at national level in the Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 25 Jun 2019; kookje.co.kr, 30 Oct 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 25 Jun 2019)
Impairment
She has cerebral palsy. (blog.knn.co.kr, 12 Feb 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 79.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-09 8
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 86.00kg Final 2017-12-02 8