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BONG Hyunchae
Sport Para cross-country
NPC Korea   
GenderWomen
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Guide
Kim Joo-Sung
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Student
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began skiing in grade one of primary school.
Why this sport?
She was influenced by her mother, who would often go skiing.
Club / Team
Segok Middle School: Seoul, KOR
Name of coach
Kim Kwang-Rae [national], KOR; Lee Seung-Bok [personal], KOR
General Interest
Hobbies
Baking. (kini.kr, 10 Feb 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her mother Choo Soon-Young. (news.ebs.co.kr, 26 Feb 2018)
Hero / Idol
Canadian Para cross-country skier Brian McKeever, Korean cross-country skier Lee Chae-Won. (kini.kr, 10 Feb 2017; news.chosun.co, 01 Jun 2017)
Awards and honours
She was a torch bearer during the relay ahead of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (winternewskorea.com, 03 Mar 2018)
Other sports
She has competed in Para biathlon, and also won gold in Para athletics [100m] at the 2017 Korean Youth Para Games. (kini.kr, 10 Feb 2017; news.chosun.co, 01 Jun 2016)
Famous relatives
Her mother Choo Soon-Young represented the Republic of Korea in goalball at the Paralympic Games in 1988 and 1996, while her father Bong Deok-Hwan has served as head coach of the Korean national Para powerlifting team. Her brother Bong Seong-Yoon has competed in able-bodied cross-country skiing at national level. (news.chosun.co, 01 Jun 2017; kini.kr, 10 Feb 2017)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing, and to also finish on the podium at the Olympic Winter Games as an able-bodied athlete. (news.chosun.co, 01 Jun 2017)
Impairment
She was born with cataracts and has reduced vision. (kini.kr, 10 Feb 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.