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KIM Taehun
Sport Para athletics
NPC Korea   
GenderMen
Age41
Place of BirthDaegu, KOR
Height1.83 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T11, F11
Further Personal Information
Residence
Daejeon, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2013.
Why this sport?
One of his friends encouraged him to try Para athletics, so he participated in a competition in Daegu, Republic of Korea.
Club / Team
Daejeon Sport for the Disabled: Korea
Name of coach
Kim Sang-Hyun, KOR, from 2009
Senior International Debut
Year
2017
Competing for
Korea
General Interest
Hobbies
Singing, listening to audio books. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
German discus thrower Robert Harting. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa at age 30. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019; joongdo.co.kr, 08 Jun 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2019 Discus Throw F11 30.34
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
9 2018 Shot Put F11 9.89
4 2018 Discus Throw F11 33.20