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KANG Sujeong
Sport Para swimming
NPC Korea   
GenderWomen
Age31
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S9, SB9, SM9
Further Personal Information
Residence
Jeju, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2007 in Jeju, Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
She was inspired by Korean para-swimmer Kim Ji-Eun after watching a documentary about her on television.
Club / Team
Jeju Disabled Swimming Federation: Korea
Name of coach
Cho Jeom-Sun [club], KOR
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Korean para-swimmer Kim Ji-Eun. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 30 Sep 2009)
Hero / Idol
Korean para-swimmer Kim Ji-Eun. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 30 Sep 2009)
Awards and honours
In 2015 she received a Rookie of the Year Award at the National Championships in Cheongju, Republic of Korea. (jejusori.net, 07 Sep 2015)

In 2010 she was given the Most Valuable Player Award by the Jeju Sports Association for Disabled in the Republic of Korea. (ihalla.com, 23 Dec 2010)
Impairment
The impairment to her lower limbs is the result of an illness she had while she was in middle school. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 30 Sep 2009)
Other information
BEGINNINGS
She contacted Korean para-swimmer Kim Ji-Eun after watching a documentary about her on television. Kim then introduced Kang to a coach in order to help her get started in the sport. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 30 Sep 2009)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.