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JEONG So Yeong
Sport Boccia
NPC Korea   
GenderWomen
Age29
Place of BirthBusan, KOR
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
BC2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Ulsan, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began playing boccia at age 14 in Busan, Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
Boccia was something that she could play easily at school. She took up the sport seriously after she achieved a good result at a tournament.
Club / Team
Ulsan Boccia Federation: Korea
Name of coach
Lee Jung-Ho [club], KOR; Lim Gwang-Taek [national], KOR
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (ktv.go.kr, 17 Sep 2012)
Injuries
She began experiencing problems with shoulder impingement syndrome after the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 19 May 2015)
Awards and honours
She received the Hong Kong Jockey Club Outstanding Novice Award for the best debut performance by an overseas player in 2009. (hkjc.org.cn, 21 Aug 2009)
Impairment
She has cerebral palsy. (hani.co.kr, 18 Nov 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2012 Team - BC1-2  
3 2012 Individual - BC2  
12 2016 Team - BC1-2  
4 2016 Individual - BC2  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2014 Team - BC1-2  
6 2014 Individual - BC2  
12 2018 Individual - BC2  
5 2018 Team - BC1-2  
World Ranking (09 Nov 2015)
Rank Year Event Result
18 2015 Individual - BC2  
18 2015 Individual - BC2  
15 2016 Individual - BC2  
9 2016 Individual - BC2  
19 2018 Individual - BC2  
19 2018 Individual - BC2  
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2014 Team - BC1-2  
12 2014 Individual - BC2  
World Individual Championships
Rank Year Event Result
14 2016 Individual - BC2