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JEONG Ho Won
Sport Boccia
NPC Korea   
GenderMen
Age30
Place of BirthYeoju, KOR
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Sokcho, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing in boccia in 1999.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up the sport by one of his teachers at middle school.
Club / Team
Sokcho City Sports Association for the Disabled : Korea
Name of coach
Kwon Cheol-Hyun [club], KOR; Lim Gwang-Taek [national], KOR
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Coach Kwon Cheol-Hyun. (sportsq.co.kr, 13 Oct 2014)
Awards and honours
He received the Girin Medal, an Order of Sport Merit award in the Republic of Korea in 2002. He was also presented with the Cheongryong Medal, the highest Order of Sport Merit, in 2010. (soraknews.co.kr, 17 Sep 2012)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (thefirstmedia.net, 07 Sep 2015)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy, as a result of injuries from falling at age one. (incheon2014apg.org, 07 Aug 2014)
Other information
RETIREMENT AND COMEBACK
He retired from boccia due to financial difficulties in 2002. However, he returned to the sport in 2005 largely thanks to help from coach Kwon Cheol-Hyun. (onstn.com, 13 Oct 2014; hani.co.kr, 26 Aug 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2008 Individual - BC3  
1 2008 Pairs - BC3  
2 2012 Individual - BC3  
2 2016 Pairs - BC3  
1 2016 Individual - BC3  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2010 Individual - BC3  
1 2014 Pairs - BC3  
2 2014 Individual - BC3  
World Ranking (09 Nov 2015)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2015 Individual - BC3  
2 2015 Individual - BC3  
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 Individual - BC3  
1 2014 Pairs - BC3  
World Individual Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2016 Individual - BC3