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KIM Youngsung
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Korea   
GenderMen
Age35
Height1.76 m
Weight 86 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Icheon, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2009 at Tancheon Sports Complex in the Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
His swimming coach suggested he should take up Para ice hockey, and he became interested in the sport after watching clips on YouTube.
Club / Team
Gangwon Provincial Office: Chuncheon, KOR
Name of coach
Seo Kwang-Suk [club, national], KOR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Korea
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Hamar, NOR
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2012 World Championships A-Pool in Hamar, Norway. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in wheelchair fencing at national level in the Republic of Korea. (35thnational.koreanpc.kr, 31 Oct 2015)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of a car accident he was involved in at age eight. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018; naeil.com, 27 Nov 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
7 2014 Team  
3 2018 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
2 2012 Team  
7 2013 Team  
3 2017 Team