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LIM Woo-Geun
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country, Para swimming
NPC Korea   
GenderMen
Age33
Place of BirthDaegu, KOR
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW11
Further Personal Information
Languages
Korean
Higher education
Administration Studies - Korea National University of Welfare: Pyeongtaek, KOR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2016.
Club / Team
Chungcheongbukdo Para-Sports Association: Korea
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the SB5 100m breaststroke at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Mexican Para swimmer Pedro Rangel. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 18 Oct 2014)
Injuries
He suffered an injury to his left shoulder ahead of the 2015 Para Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (ablenews.co.kr, 13 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"A champion is not the one who tries to beat others, but the one who always wants to become the best." (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015; yonhapnews.co.kr, 18 Oct 2014)
Awards and honours
He was Korea's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Korea. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 18 Oct 2014)

He was presented with an Excellence Award at the 2014 Chungcheongbukdo Para Athletes Awards Ceremony in Korea. (inews365.com, 11 Jan 2015)
Other sports
He has represented Republic of Korea in Para swimming, including at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 12 Sep 2016; news.sbs.co.kr, 12 Oct 2018)
Impairment
The impairment to his lower limbs is a result of brain damage when he was young. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015; yonhapnews.co.kr, 18 Oct 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
5 2008 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:38.98
1 2012 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:34.06
2 2016 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:35.18 
World Championships - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
22 2006 50m Freestyle S6 45.24
17 2006 100m Freestyle S6 1:33.91
16 2006 400m Freestyle S6 6:56.01
9 2006 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:54.17
4 2015 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:34.54
Heats 2015 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:29.44
Heats 2015 100m Freestyle S6 1:22.20
Asian Para Games - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:32.20
3 2014 400m Freestyle S6 5:47.35
  2014 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points  DSQ
2 2014 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 2:46.34
5 2014 100m Freestyle S6 1:19.85
14 2014 50m Freestyle S6 43.30
2 2014 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:10.34
3 2014 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:20.29
4 2018 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:36.50