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HAN Dongho
Sport Para swimming
NPC Korea   
GenderMen
Age33
Place of BirthSeoul, KOR
Height1.83 m
Weight 73 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S12
Further Personal Information
Residence
Ulsan, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport after he lost his vision at age 20.
Why this sport?
A swimming coach encouraged him to take up the sport seriously when he visited a swimming centre.
Club / Team
Ulsan Buk District Office: Korea
Name of coach
Jang Young Soo [club], KOR, from 2016; Kwak Man Jae [national], KOR
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Korea
Tournament
Asian Games
Location
Guangzhou, CHN
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the 50m freestyle at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. (people.search.naver.com, 16 Dec 2011)
Hero / Idol
Korean actor Kim Kyung-Hyun. (people.search.naver.com, 16 Dec 2011)
Injuries
In 2015 he sustained an injury to his left leg at the IBSA World Games in Seoul, Republic of Korea. (ablenews.co.kr, 13 May 2015)
Impairment
He lost his vision at age 20 due to hereditary optic neuropathy. (blog.daum.net, 25 Oct 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
16 2016 100m Butterfly S13 1:03.25 
16 2016 50m Freestyle S12 26.10 
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 50m Freestyle S12 26.86
9 2014 400m Freestyle S12 6:14.61
6 2014 100m Backstroke S12 1:20.55
5 2014 200m Individual Medley SM12 2:43.90
3 2014 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:24.16
2 2014 100m Butterfly S12 1:07.32