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LEE Jeong Min
Sport Para cross-country
NPC Korea   
GenderMen
Age36
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Korean
Higher education
Advertising - Michigan State University: East Lansing, MI, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in late 2014.
Why this sport?
He took up Para cross-country skiing in order to increase his physical strength for Para sailing during the off-season.
Club / Team
Changsung Engineering and Construction Nordic Ski Team: Korea
Name of coach
Choi Jong In [national], KOR
Training Regime
He trains for about six hours a day in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. In summer, he focuses on weight training which includes cycling.
General Interest
Other sports
He represented the Republic of Korea in sailing at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 10 Feb 2015)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (pyeongchang2018.com, 13 Oct 2015)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome at age 10. The condition causes the immune system to attack the body's nervous system, resulting in paralysis. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 10 Feb 2015)
Other information
FORMER OCCUPATION
He worked at a British financial company in the Republic of Korea in 2010, before taking up Para sailing. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 10 Feb 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Sitting  
  2016/2017 15km - Sitting  DNF