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JUNG Seunghwan
Sport Para cross-country, Para ice hockey
NPC Korea   
GenderMen
Age33
Height1.67 m
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
Club / Team
Gangwon Provincial Office: Chuncheon, KOR
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 in Para ice hockey 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 played Para ice hockey at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2010, 2014 and 2018. He has also competed in Para athletics at national level in the Republic of Korea. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 Jan 2018; kado.net, 19 Sep 2017)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated at age five following an accident. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018; paralympic.org, 01 Mar 2015)
Other information
CHANGE OF SPORT
In 2018 he retired from Para ice hockey in order to compete in Para cross-country skiing at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (kyongbuk.co.kr, 30 Aug 2018; sports.chosun.com, 28 May 2018)

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