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WONG Kar Gee
Sport Para athletics
NPC Malaysia   
GenderMen
Age29
Height1.85 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
F12, T12
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kota Kinabalu, MAS
Languages
Cantonese, English, Malay
Higher education
Engineering Management - Inter American University: Miami, FL, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2004 at Sabah Tschung Tsin Secondary School in Malaysia.
Why this sport?
"I wanted to excel in sports."
Club / Team
Sabah: Malaysia
Name of coach
Yee Kok Wai [national], MAS
Training Regime
He trains in the afternoons after he has finished work.
Senior International Debut
Year
2017
Competing for
Malaysia
General Interest
Nicknames
Jonathan (Facebook profile, 13 May 2020)
Hobbies
Basketball, music. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the T12 long jump at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
British long jumper Jonathan Edwards, US basketball player Michael Jordan. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Every disappointment is a step to bring you closer to your goal." (Instagram profile, 21 Dec 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in able-bodied athletics [triple jump] at national level in Malaysia. (nst.com.my, 21 Sep 2017)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (utusanborneo.com.my, 13 Nov 2019)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with Stargardt disease at age eight. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019; thestar.com.my, 27 Sep 2018)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works for his family's property business in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019; thestar.com.my, 27 Sep 2018; nst.com.my, 21 Sep 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2019 Long Jump T12 7.06
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 Long Jump T12 7.05