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PARK Su-Hyeok
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Korea   
GenderMen
Age19
Height1.75 m
Weight 68 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
SB-UL
Further Personal Information
Residence
Gwangju, KOR
Occupation
Student
Languages
Korean
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried the sport while he was in year nine at middle school at the Woongjin Playdoci Snowdoci theme park in Bucheon, Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
A social welfare worker from his rehabilitation centre encouraged him to take up the sport.
Club / Team
Chowol High School: Korea
Name of coach
Kim Sang-Yong [national], KOR, from 2016
Senior International Debut
Year
2016
Competing for
Korea
Location
Copper Mountain, CO, USA
General Interest
Hobbies
Watching football. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing 11th in banked slalom at the 2017/18 World Cup event in New Zealand. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Social welfare worker Lee Su-Kyung. (news.donga.com, 13 Mar 2018)
Other sports
He competed in Para athletics at the National Students Para Games in the Republic of Korea. (news.donga.com, 13 Mar 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (news.joins.com, 13 Mar 2018)
Impairment
His right arm was amputated at birth. (stnsports.co.kr, 18 Feb 2016)
Other information
ACROPHOBIA
He had acrophobia [fear of heights] when he first took up the sport. He was afraid to ride in a ski lift and also to do big jumps. However he overcame his fear through repetitive training sessions. "Although I was afraid, my passion for the sport was bigger than acrophobia. The more I mastered techniques one by one, the more I had faith that I would not get injured." (news.donga.com, 13 Mar 2018; news.joins.com, 13 Mar 2018; stnsports.co.kr, 03 Mar 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
21 2018 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
22 2018 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired 1:03.80
World Cup Finals
Rank Year Event Result
17 2017/2018 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired 1:32.14
17 2017/2018 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired 1:56.65