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YOO Hyundai
Sport Para athletics, Para cross-country
NPC Korea   
GenderMen
Age46
Place of BirthPyeongchang, KOR
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Seongnam, KOR
Occupation
Sports Administrator
Languages
Korean
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing in 2014.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up the sport by an official from the Korean federation for Para cross-country skiing, because he had experience in Para athletics.
General Interest
Other sports
He has competed at national level in Para biathlon. He also represented the Republic of Korea in Para athletics at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 Dec 2019; news.heraldcorp.com, 18 Apr 2017; sbssports.sbs.co.kr, 12 Feb 2015; tcnews.kr, 18 Feb 2014)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of a traffic accident in 2002. (tcnews.kr, 18 Feb 2014)
Other information
TELEVISION COMMENTARY
He worked as a television commentator at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang [this is the most important message the anecdote is conveying], covering Para cross-country skiing and Para biathlon for the Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation in Republic of Korea. (kado.net, 15 Mar 2018)

COACHING
In 2016 he gained a Para sports coaching licence, newly introduced in the Republic of Korea in 2015. (news.heraldcorp.com, 18 Apr 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Asian Para Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
11 2014 5000m T54 12:38.82
Heats 2014 1500m T54 3:15.90