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SHIN Eui Hyun
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country, Para ice hockey
NPC Korea   
GenderMen
Age42
Place of BirthGongju, KOR
Height1.77 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Kim Hee-Sun, daughter Eun-Kyum, sons Byung-Cheol and Sang-Cheol
Residence
Sejong, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Higher education
Civil Engineering - Korea College of Media Arts: Korea
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in August 2015 with Changsung Engineering and Construction in Hoenggye, Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
He previously participated in Para ice hockey and Para cycling. "When I was playing hockey and cycling constantly, one of my friends suggested I join the Para Nordic ski club. Since I am not that young and it was a very special chance to participate in the Paralympics held in my own country [2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang], I decided to take up Nordic skiing."
Club / Team
Changsung Engineering and Construction : Korea
Name of coach
Son Seong-Rak [national], KOR; Yoo Kiwon [club], KOR
General Interest
Hobbies
Billiards, hand cycling. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 7.5km cross-country skiing sitting event at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022; paralympic.org, 25 Dec 2018)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
His mother. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Awards and honours
In 2016 and 2020 he was named Most Valuable Player [MVP] at the National Winter Para Games in the Republic of Korea. (hani.co.kr, 14 Feb 2020; stnsports.co.kr, 19 Feb 2016)

In 2018 he was presented with a Merit Award by the governor of South Chungcheong Province in the Republic of Korea. (weeklytrade.co.kr, 19 Dec 2018)

In 2018 he was given the Best Men's Paralympian Award at the Sogang Athletics Grand Awards in the Republic of Korea. (kwnews.co.kr, 01 May 2018)

In 2018 he received an Excellence Para Athlete Award at the 23rd Coca-Cola Athletics Awards in the Republic of Korea. (coca-colajourney.co.kr, 27 Mar 2018)

He was flag bearer for the Republic of Korea at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (pyeongchang2018.com, 09 Mar 2018)
Other sports
He has represented the Republic of Korea in Para cross-country skiing and Para biathlon, and holds an LW12 classification. He competed in both sports at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, winning gold in the 7.5km cross-country skiing sitting event. He has also played Para ice hockey at international level, and has competed in Para cycling at national level in the Republic of Korea. (IPC, 25 Feb 2022; news.sbs.co.kr, 22 Oct 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 25 Nov 2020; ccdailynews.com, 27 Oct 2020; cnhappynews.kr, 10 Nov 2015)
Milestones
He became the first athlete representing the Republic of Korea to win a gold medal in any sport at the Paralympic Winter Games by claiming victory in the 7.5km cross-country skiing sitting event at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang. With the medal, he also became the first athlete representing the Republic of Korea to win more than one winter Paralympic medal, having claimed bronze in the 15km cross-country sitting event six days earlier. (SportsDeskOnline, 25 Feb 2022)
Ambitions
To win gold in both cross-country skiing and biathlon at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing, including defending his title in the 7.5km cross-country sitting event, and to maintain perfect accuracy on the shooting range in his biathlon events at the Games. (yna.co.kr, 13 Feb 2022; news.kbs.co.kr, 14 Oct 2021; tar.ohmynews.com, 14 Apr 2021)
Impairment
In February 2006, the day before his college graduation, he lost both of his legs in a car accident. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2018)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
In December 2020 he was appointed chairperson of the athletes' commission for the Korean Paralympic Committee [KPC]. (Sejong Para Sports Association Facebook page, 11 Dec 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
5 2018 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 24:19.9
5 2018 12.5km Middle - Sitting 50:01.9
5 2018 15km Individual - Sitting 49:20.7
12 2022 6km Sprint - Sitting 20:46.9
11 2022 10km Middle - Sitting 34:05.7
8 2022 12.5km Individual - Sitting 40:50.6
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
3 2018 15km - Sitting 42:28.9
6 2018 Sprint - Sitting 3:38.7
1 2018 7.5km - Sitting 22:28.4
8 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 24:55.7
8 2022 18km - Sitting 49:26.2
Qualification 2022 Sprint - Sitting 2:28.60
10 2022 10km - Sitting 34:51.4
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
3 2016/2017 12.5km Middle - Sitting 39:37.4
6 2016/2017 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 23:13.2
3 2018/2019 12.5km Middle - Sitting 45:02.7
5 2018/2019 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 26:04.9
5 2018/2019 15km Individual - Sitting 53:25.3
8 2021/2022 6km Sprint - Sitting 20:08.4
7 2021/2022 10km Middle - Sitting 34:54.6
4 2021/2022 12.5km Individual - Sitting 45:34.5
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Sitting  
2 2016/2017 15km - Sitting 40:56.7
4 2016/2017 10km - Sitting 20:12.7
6 2018/2019 10km - Sitting 23:32.2
7 2018/2019 15km - Sitting 51:11.6
5 2021/2022 10km - Sitting 33:44.6
2 2021/2022 18km - Sitting 51:42.8
8 2021/2022 Sprint - Sitting