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KWON Yong-Hwa
Sport Para swimming
NPC Korea   
GenderMen
Age21
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9
Further Personal Information
Residence
Yongin, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport competitively in 2016.
Why this sport?
He began swimming for rehabilitation.
Club / Team
Gyeonggi-do Sports Association for the Impaired: Korea
Name of coach
Ju Kil-Ho [club], KOR
Senior International Debut
Year
2018
Competing for
Korea
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Korean Para swimmer Kwon Hyun. (newsis.com, 12 Oct 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Yongin City's Naver blog, 24 Oct 2017)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated below the knee following a traffic accident at age two. (Yongin City Naver blog, 24 Oct 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2018 100m Freestyle S9 1:04.44
5 2018 400m Freestyle S9 5:13.31
3 2018 100m Backstroke S9 1:11.12
6 2018 50m Freestyle S9 29.59