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SEO Vo Ra Mi
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Korea   
GenderWomen
Age34
Place of BirthGangwon, KOR
Height1.65 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW10.5
Further Personal Information
Residence
Wonju, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Higher education
Health and Welfare Studies - Korea National College of Welfare: Korea
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para skiing in 2006 through a university ski camp, and began training seriously in 2008.
Why this sport?
The Korean Adaptive Ski Association encouraged her to pursue the sport. She heard that there was no female sit skier in Republic of Korea. She also wanted to participate in the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver.
Club / Team
High1: Gangwon, KOR
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Korea
Tournament
World Cup
General Interest
Nicknames
Ulzzang Skier (stnsports.co.kr, 27 Oct 2017)
Hobbies
Collecting wooden dolls, making candles and air fresheners. (sports.news.naver.com, 07 Nov 2017; Athlete, 11 Mar 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Gaining World Cup points for the first time. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Her parents. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2018)
Injuries
She sustained a shoulder injury ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (stnsports.co.kr, 27 Oct 2017; pyeongchang2018.com, 21 Nov 2016)
Awards and honours
She was a torchbearer during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (news.kmib.co.kr, 09 Mar 2018)

She took part in the torch relay ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. Her leg of the relay was in the host city. (PyeongChang 2018 Twitter page, 05 Mar 2014; paralympic.org, 02 Mar 2014)

In December 2013 she received the Hoengseong County Citizen Honorary Award in Republic of Korea. (kado.net, 21 Dec 2013)
Other sports
She competed in Para biathlon at the 2013 World Championships in Solleftea, Sweden, and has participated in Para cycling at national level in Republic of Korea. (sports.chosun.com, 24 Oct 2018; pyeongchang2018.com, 21 Nov 2016; SportsDeskOnline, 28 Feb 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (ichannela.com, 25 Jul 2018)
Impairment
Her impairment is the result of slipping down stairs in 2004. (10thwinter.kosad.or.kr, 26 Feb 2013; naver.com, 12 Mar 2010; Athlete, 11 Mar 2018)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
In 2010 she became the first female representing Republic of Korea to compete in cross-country skiing at the Paralympic Winter Games when she took part in Vancouver. (blog.naver.com, 02 Dec 2013)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
She served as an athlete member for the Organising Committee of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. "Pyeongchang is the region which has really special meaning for me because it is my father's hometown." (onstn.com, 04 Mar 2014; paralympic.org, 02 Mar 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
  2010 10km - Sitting  DNF
14 2010 5km - Sitting 23:55.6
15 2010 1km Sprint - Sitting  
Qualification 2014 1km Sprint - Sitting 3:47.67
9 2014 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 37:21.3
20 2014 5km - Sitting 24:36.9
12 2018 12km - Sitting 50:30.5
Qualification 2018 Sprint - Sitting 4:45.94
18 2018 5km - Sitting 23:54.9
11 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 30:10.2
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
7 2012/2013 6km Sprint - Sitting 41:08.5
  2012/2013 10km Middle - Sitting  DNS
  2012/2013 12.5km Individual - Sitting  DNS
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
13 2012/2013 1km Sprint - Sitting  
12 2012/2013 10km - Sitting 54:50.2
12 2012/2013 5km - Sitting 21:00.4