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KIM Hwang Tae
Sport Para cross-country, Para Triathlon
NPC Korea   
GenderMen
Age43
Place of BirthIncheon, KOR
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Daughter Yuri
Residence
Incheon, KOR
Languages
Korean
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para cross-country skiing in 2015.
Why this sport?
He switched from Para athletics to the sport because he felt that he had more chance of competing at a Paralympic Games as a Para skier.
General Interest
Injuries
He fractured a rib and his collarbone at the 2016 Korean National Para Winter Games. (sportsin.co.kr, 20 Feb 2016)
Other sports
He has competed in Para athletics at national level and Para triathlon at international level. He has also competed in Para taekwondo, and won gold in the 61kg K41 category at the 2018 Asian Open Championships in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 Dec 2019; 39thnational.koreanpc.kr, 17 Oct 2019; imedialife.co.kr, 26 May 2018; sportsin.co.kr, 20 Feb 2016)
Ambitions
To compete in Para taekwondo at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (imedialife.co.kr, 26 May 2018)
Impairment
Both of his arms were amputated following an electrical accident in 2000. (sportsin.co.kr, 20 Feb 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Paralympic Qualification Event - Para Triathlon
Rank Year Event Result
1 2019 PTS3 1:07:52