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LEE Jeong-Min
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country, Rowing
NPC Korea   
GenderMen
Age36
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12
Further Personal Information
Residence
Daejeon, KOR
Languages
English, Korean, Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He got involved in Para Nordic skiing in 2015.
Why this sport?
He wanted to compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, so he decided to take up the sport.
Club / Team
Seoul Para Rowing Association: Korea
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Korea
General Interest
Hobbies
Watching combat sports. (donga.com, 25 Oct 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (paralympic.org, 14 May 2018)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
His parents. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He was one of the six flag bearers at the closing ceremony at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (donga.com, 25 Oct 2014)
Other sports
He has represented the Republic of Korea at the world championships in both Para cross-country skiing and Para biathlon. He also competed in rowing at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 10 Feb 2015; SportsDeskOnline, 27 Mar 2017; winternewskorea.com, 11 Mar 2017; sbs.co.kr, 13 Feb 2015)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome at age 10. His degree of paralysis has improved over time with treatment. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018; donga.com, 25 Oct 2014)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In May 2018 he announced his retirement from competitive sport. He planned to pursue a PhD in sport medicine and rehabilitation at Yonsei University in Seoul, Republic of Korea. (paralympic.org, 14 May 2018)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He worked as an English translator for an official from the Republic of Korea at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (sbs.co.kr, 13 Feb 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships - Rowing
Rank Year Event Result
5 2013 Legs, Trunk & Arms Coxed Four 3:39.06
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
11 2018 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 26:02.5
9 2018 12.5km Middle - Sitting 51:51.5
7 2018 15km Individual - Sitting 51:07.1
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
10 2018 15km - Sitting 44:06.1
8 2018 7.5km - Sitting 23:37.3
8 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 24:55.7
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
  2016/2017 12.5km Middle - Sitting  DSQ
9 2016/2017 15km Individual - Sitting 1:03:38.1