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MIN Byeong-Eon
Sport Para swimming
NPC Korea   
GenderMen
Age35
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
S3, SB2, SM3
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete, Business Owner
Languages
Korean
Higher education
Physical Education - Korea Nazarene University: Cheonan, KOR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began para-swimming in 2006.
Why this sport?
He wanted to overcome his fear of the water, so a coach encouraged him to take up the sport.
Club / Team
Chungcheongbuk-do Sports Council for the Disabled: Korea
Name of coach
Kang Seok-In [club], KOR; Park Chang-Yong [national], KOR
Senior International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
Korea
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Durban, RSA
General Interest
Most influential person in career
His mother. (donga.com, 10 Sep 2012)
Injuries
He was bothered by persistent shoulder injuries between the 2012 Paralympic Games in London and the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Korea. (onstn.com, 14 Oct 2014)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth [CMT] neuropathy in his third year of primary school. The inherited neurological condition meant he began using a wheelchair inmiddle school. (donga.com, 10 Sep 2012; hankooki.com, 02 Dec 2010)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He owns a restaurant in Korea. (Facebook profile, 14 Apr 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2008 50m Freestyle S3 45.75
2 2008 50m Backstroke S3 44.80
Heats 2012 50m Breaststroke SB2 1:10.22
7 2012 150m Individual Medley SM3 3:09.96
1 2012 50m Backstroke S3 42.51
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2006 50m Freestyle S3 56.05
1 2006 50m Backstroke S3 49.94
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 50m Backstroke S4 45.03
  2014 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points  DSQ
2 2014 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 2:46.34
5 2014 100m Freestyle S4 1:38.65
5 2014 50m Freestyle S4 45.00