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KANG Jung-Eun
Sport Para swimming
NPC Korea   
GenderWomen
Age20
Place of BirthDaegu, KOR
Height1.66 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14
Further Personal Information
Residence
Daegu, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 2009.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to take up the sport by her older sister and her aunt. It was also part of her rehabilitation.
Club / Team
Daegu Para Sports Association : Korea
Name of coach
Kim Hae-Yoon [personal], KOR, from 2007
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Korea
Location
Brazil
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her family, and coach Kim Hae-Yoon. (welfare.childfund.or.kr, 31 Oct 2018; Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Injuries
She injured her shoulder in training before the 2014 Asian Para Games. (dge.go.kr, 23 Oct 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always do your best." (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2013 she was given the Best Athlete Award by the Daegu Sports Council in the Republic of Korea. (prsinmun.co.kr, 03 Apr 2014)

In 2013 she received a Minister of Education Award in the Republic of Korea. (prsinmun.co.kr, 03 Apr 2014)

She was given a citation award by the Korean Association for Special Education in 2013. (prsinmun.co.kr, 03 Apr 2014)
Milestones
She was the youngest swimmer from any country to win a gold medal at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. She triumphed in the S14 100m backstroke and in the SM14 200m individual medley. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Mar 2019; yeongnam.com, 24 Oct 2014; yonhapnews.co.kr, 24 Oct 2014)
Famous relatives
Her sister Kang Ju-Eun has competed in Para swimming at national level in the Republic of Korea. (38thnational.koreanpc.kr, 29 Oct 2018; idaegu.com, 28 Oct 2018)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Impairment
She has an intellectual impairment. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017; idaegu.com, 03 May 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016 100m Backstroke S14 1:13.95 
11 2016 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:48.86 
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2017 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:48.81
2 2017 100m Backstroke S14 1:15.00
3 2017 100m Butterfly S14 1:13.89
Heats 2019 100m Backstroke S14 1:17.12
8 2019 100m Butterfly S14 1:13.59
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:45.76
5 2018 200m Freestyle S14 2:26.67
6 2018 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:31.61
2 2018 100m Backstroke S14 1:14.16
4 2018 100m Butterfly S14 1:13.26
6 2018 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:44.35