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JUNG Seunghwan
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Korea   
GenderMen
Age32
Height1.67 m
Weight 54 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Chuncheon, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2004 at Tancheon Sports Complex in the Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up the sport by Korean Para ice hockey players Lee Jong-Kyung and Jang Jong-Ho.
Club / Team
Gangwon Provincial Office: Chuncheon, KOR
Name of coach
Seo Kwang-Suk [club, national], KOR
Training Regime
He trains for 10 hours per day.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Korea
Location
Turin, ITA
General Interest
Nicknames
Rocket Man, Messi on Ice (news.donga.com, 05 Jan 2018; Athlete, 28 Jan 2015)
Hobbies
Watching English football. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning medals at the world championships A-Pool in 2012 and 2017. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
His first coach. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Injuries
He fractured his ribs during a match against the United States of America at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. He was unable to train for one month. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2015)

He broke several fingers during a training session ahead of the 2012 World Championships A-Pool. He was unable to train for two months but recovered in time to compete at the tournament. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Forward at both the 2013 Paralympic Qualification Tournament in Turin, Italy, and the 2015 World Championships B-Pool in Ostersund, Sweden. (paralympic.org, 22 Mar 2015)

He was flag bearer for the Republic of Korea at the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 16 Mar 2014; sportsq.co.kr, 12 Feb 2014)

He received an Excellent Para Athlete Award at the 2010 Athletics Awards Ceremony in the Republic of Korea. (newsen.com, 31 Mar 2010)
Other sports
He has competed in Para athletics at national level in the Republic of Korea. (kado.net, 19 Sep 2017)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and to coach junior Para ice hockey players when he retires from the sport. (mbn.mk.co.kr, 27 Oct 2017; kado.net, 08 May 2015; paralympic.org, 05 Mar 2015; Athlete, 28 Jan 2015)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated at age five following an accident. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018; paralympic.org, 01 Mar 2015)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
In 2016 he was named an honorary ambassador for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (weeklytoday.com, 15 Dec 2017; insidethegames.biz, 09 Mar 2016)

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