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KIM Han Soo
Sport Boccia
NPC Korea   
GenderMen
Age26
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
BC3
Further Personal Information
Languages
Korean
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing boccia in 2008.
Why this sport?
One of his teachers suggested the sport to him.
Club / Team
Seongnam Sports Council for the Impaired: Korea
Name of coach
Lim Gwang-Taek [club], KOR; Yoon Chu-Ja [personal, mother], KOR
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Korea
General Interest
Nicknames
Smile Angel (Athlete, 15 Feb 2016)
Hobbies
Listening to music, playing games. (Athlete, 15 Feb 2016)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 15 Feb 2016)
Famous relatives
His mother Yoon Chu-Ja has worked as his assistant and personal coach. He has a speech impairment, so she created a numeric code to communicate and discuss strategy with him during competitions via a keypad. (chosun.com, 20 Jul 2015; yonhapnews.co.kr, 11 Oct 2014; donga.com, 28 Aug 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympic.org, 22 Feb 2017)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 11 Oct 2014)
Other information


Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
4 2012 Pairs - BC3  
4 2012 Individual - BC3  
2 2016 Pairs - BC3  
4 2016 Individual - BC3  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2010 Individual - BC3  
1 2010 Pairs - BC3  
1 2014 Pairs - BC3  
1 2014 Individual - BC3  
World Ranking (09 Nov 2015)
Rank Year Event Result
3 2015 Individual - BC3  
3 2015 Individual - BC3  
2 2016 Individual - BC3  
3 2016 Individual - BC3  
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 Individual - BC3  
1 2014 Pairs - BC3  
World Individual Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2016 Individual - BC3