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KWON Sanghyeon
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Korea   
GenderMen
Age22
Place of BirthMuju, KOR
Height1.73 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW8
Further Personal Information
Residence
Muju, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2013.
Why this sport?
His high school teacher recommended that he take up the sport as a way to lose weight.
Club / Team
Jeonbuk Para Sports Association: Muju, KOR
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Korea
General Interest
Hobbies
Online games, drinking tea. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018 )
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing sixth in Para biathlon at the 2016/17 World Cup event in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
His middle school teacher Cho Sam Hyun. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He was a torch bearer for the relay of the 2018 National Para Games in Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea. (newsis.com, 08 Oct 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in Para biathlon and Para cross-country skiing at international level. He also competed in Para cycling at the 2018 National Para Games in Republic of Korea. (db.ipc-services.org, 2016; sports.chosun.com, 26 Oct 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (news.kmib.co.kr, 26 Mar 2018)
Impairment
His left arm impairment is the result of a medical accident that occurred at birth. He damaged nerve in his left arm, and it resulted in paralysis. (weekly.chosun.com, 10 Oct 2016; Athlete, 10 Mar 2018 )

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
14 2018 7.5km Sprint - Standing 23:17.2
12 2018 12.5km Middle - Standing 46:34.0
9 2018 15km Individual - Standing 50:51.8
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
12 2018 20km Freestyle - Standing 55:35.0
19 2018 10km Classic Style - Standing 31:40.1
8 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 24:55.7