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JANG Jongho
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Korea   
GenderMen
Age34
Place of BirthPyeongchang, KOR
Height1.84 m
Weight 81 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
One daughter
Residence
Chuncheon, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2003.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up the sport by a staff from Sahmyook Rehabilitation Centre in the Republic of Korea.
Club / Team
Gangwon Provincial Office: Chuncheon, KOR
Name of coach
Seo Kwang-Suk [club, national], KOR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Korea
Location
Nagano, JPN
General Interest
Hobbies
Watching movies. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2017 World Championships A-Pool in Gangneung, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Japanese Para ice hockey player Kazuya Mochizuki. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Player at the 2012 Seoul Mayor Cup, part of the national Para ice hockey championships in the Republic of Korea. (kwnews.co.kr, 17 Dec 2012)
Other sports
He has competed in wheelchair basketball and wheelchair fencing at national level in the Republic of Korea. (2014npg.kosad.or.kr, 05 Nov 2015; naeil.com, 20 Dec 2011)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (kwnews.co.kr, 09 Jul 2011)
Impairment
He was involved in a traffic accident in 2000, which resulted in paraplegia. (naeil.com, 20 Dec 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2010 Team  
7 2014 Team  
3 2018 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
4 2009 Team  
2 2012 Team  
7 2013 Team  
3 2017 Team