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KWON Hyun
Sport Para swimming
NPC Korea   
GenderMen
Age29
Place of BirthYongin, KOR
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10
Further Personal Information
Residence
Yongin, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Higher education
Education - Korea National Sport University: Seoul, KOR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 10.
Why this sport?
His primary school teacher encouraged him.
Club / Team
Yongin DASH Swimming Club: Korea
Name of coach
Joo Gil Ho [club], KOR; Sun Chang-Yong [national], KOR
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Korea
Tournament
Asian Games
Location
Guangzhou, CHN
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Coach Joo Kil Ho. (thefirstmedia.net, 22 Oct 2014)
Hero / Idol
Korean swimmer Park Tae-Hwan. (nocutnews.co.kr, 14 Dec 2010)
Awards and honours
He was a torch bearer during the relay for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (ysidej.com, 07 Jan 2018)

He was presented with the Best Swimmer Award at the 2012 Korean National Para Swimming Championships. (yonginilbo.com, 23 Apr 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (news.chosun.com, 12 Oct 2018)
Impairment
He was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease. (thefirstmedia.net, 22 Oct 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2016 400m Freestyle S9 4:44.00
14 2016 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:46.52 
Heats 2016 100m Butterfly S9 1:11.37
14 2016 100m Backstroke S9 1:11.81 
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2014 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:33.59
3 2014 100m Butterfly S9 1:05.27
1 2014 400m Freestyle S9 4:31.94
2 2014 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points  
2 2014 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:10.34
5 2014 100m Backstroke S9 1:10.17
4 2018 100m Freestyle S9 1:01.80
1 2018 400m Freestyle S9 4:36.46
4 2018 100m Backstroke S9 1:12.36
4 2018 100m Butterfly S9 1:07.99