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Yunho Kim

Snowboard

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL2

Further personal information

Family
Wife Seo Min-Jeong, two children.
Residence
Incheon, KOR
Occupation
Athlete, Office Worker
Languages
Korean
Higher education
Computer Engineering - Bucheon University: Korea

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began snowboarding in 2004. He took up the sport seriously at the Woongjin Playdoci Snowdoci sport complex in 2015 in Bucheon, Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to snowboarding through a club while he was studying at Bucheon University.
Name of coach
Kim Sang Yong, KOR

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Korea

General interest

Hobbies
Sports. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing 11th in the banked slalom at the 2016 US Nationals in Copper Mountain, CO, United States of America. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Yun Jung Min. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
French snowboarder Pierre Vaultier. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Injuries
He injured his knee while competing in the snowboard cross event at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. The injury worsened after a fall in his first run of the banked slalom event, causing him to withdraw from the event. (star.ohmynews.com, 16 Mar 2018; welfarenews.net/, 16 Mar 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in Para ice hockey and Para athletics at national level in Republic of Korea. (mn.kbs.co.kr, 23 Nov 2017; sportsin.co.kr, 31 Jan 2016)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated below the knee after he was involved in a motorcycle accident in 2001. (paralympic.org, 25 Oct 2016; news.donga.com, 17 Feb 2016; Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works in the landscape management department at the Incheon Facilities Management Corporation in Republic of Korea. (mn.kbs.co.kr, 23 Nov 2017; Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2017 IPC Snowboard World Championships Big White, CAN (Big White, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Snowboard Cross SB-LL2 Race 1 2017-02-04 18
Men's Banked Slalom SB-LL2 Race 1 2017-02-07 19
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Snowboard Cross SB-LL2 Final 2018-03-12 16
Men's Banked Slalom SB-LL2 Final 2018-03-16 9999