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JUNG Yangmook
Sport Para swimming
NPC Korea   
Height1.70 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
S14, SB14, SM14
Further Personal Information
Daejeon, KOR
Higher education
Woosong University: Daejeon, KOR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in his sixth year of primary school in Daejeon, Korea.
Why this sport?
His mother took him to a swimming centre, because she wanted him to lose weight and make friends there. A coach noticed his talent for the sport and encouraged him to take it up seriously.
Club / Team
Daejeon Para Sports Association: Korea
Name of coach
Kang Jong-Jin [club], KOR; Kim Han Soo [national], KOR
Senior International Debut
Competing for
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning his first medal at the National Para Games. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Korean swimmer Park Tae-Hwan. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
He was presented with the Proud Daejeon Citizen Award in 2010. (, 20 Dec 2010)
He has autism. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2012 200m Freestyle S14 2:09.97
4 2012 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:09.74
6 2016 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:10.21
11 2016 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:21.29 
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2013 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:11.03
4 2013 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:18.56
6 2015 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:10.03
Heats 2015 200m Freestyle S14 2:11.25
7 2015 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:19.22
Heats 2015 100m Backstroke S14 1:11.56
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
9 2014 200m Freestyle S14 2:10.76
2 2014 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:08.71
4 2014 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:19.20