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CHOI Bogue
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Korea   
GenderMen
Age26
Height1.70 m
Weight 62 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B3
Guide
Kim Hyun-Woo
Further Personal Information
Residence
Changwon, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport at age 20 through Seoul Sports Association for the Impaired.
Why this sport?
His friends encouraged him to take up the sport, and he felt a sense of achievement when he set new records.
Club / Team
Changsung Engineering and Construction: Korea
Name of coach
Kasper Wirz [national], CAN
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Korea
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Finland
General Interest
Hobbies
Watching movies. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal at the 2014/15 World Cup in Asahikawa, Japan. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach from Seoul Sports Association for the Impaired Lee Seung Bok. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Performer at the 2014 Winter National Sports Festival for Para Athletes in Republic of Korea. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 11 Mar 2014)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (mediareport.co.kr, 26 Oct 2016)
Impairment
He was born prematurely, resulting in a visual impairment. (zum.com, 11 Mar 2014; onstn.com, 04 Mar 2014; Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
14 2018 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 25:19.2
13 2018 12.5km Middle - Visually Impaired 53:20.8
12 2018 15km Individual - Visually Impaired 53:59.8
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
17 2014 1km Sprint Freestyle - Visually Impaired 5:17.21
9 2014 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 37:21.3
18 2014 10km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 35:24.2
Qualification 2018 Sprint Classic Style - Visually Impaired 4:33.13
15 2018 10km Classic Style - Visually Impaired 30:06.4
11 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 30:10.2