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HAN Minsu
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Korea   
GenderMen
Age48
Place of BirthGuri, KOR
Height1.80 m
Weight 73 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Daughters Han So-Yeon and Han So-Ri
Residence
Korea
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Higher education
Digital Seoul Culture Arts University: Korea
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2000.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to try Para ice hockey by Lee Sung-Geun, who formed the first Korean national team.
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
2006
Competing for
Korea
Tournament
Asian Championships
Location
Okaya, JPN
General Interest
Nicknames
Ice Tiger (sports.chosun.com, 07 Jan 2018)
Hobbies
Playing the guitar, spending time with family. (pyeongchang2018.com, 01 Feb 2016)
Most influential person in career
His daughters. (donga.com, 06 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Para ice hockey is my life." (pyeongchang2018.com, 01 Feb 2016)
Awards and honours
He was Republic of Korea's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (sulekha.com, 2010)
Other sports
He has competed in powerlifting, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby at national level in the Republic of Korea. (national.kosad.or.kr, 30 Sep 2013; newsletter.kosad.or.kr, 21 Mar 2013; Cyworld profile, 12 May 2011)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (imbc.com, 03 Jan 2018)
Impairment
He had rheumatoid arthritis in his legs from age two. At age 30 he was diagnosed with osteomyelitis, and as a result his left leg was amputated below the knee. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 09 Mar 2014; news.donga.com, 06 Mar 2014; isplus.joins.com, 12 Jun 2011)
Other information
PARA ICE HOCKEY PIONEER
He was a member of the first Korean Para ice hockey club, the Yonsei Eagles, when it was formed in 2000. (Naver blog of KPC, 19 Dec 2014; news.kmib.co.kr, 13 Mar 2014)

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