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KIM Yun-Ho
Sport Para ice hockey, Para snowboard
NPC Korea   
Place of BirthIncheon, KOR
Height1.78 m
Weight 86 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Wife Seo Min-Jeong, two children.
Incheon, KOR
Athlete, Office Worker
Higher education
Computer Engineering - Bucheon University: Korea
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began snowboarding in 2004. He took up the sport seriously at the Woongjin Playdoci Snowdoci sport complex in 2015 in Bucheon, Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to snowboarding through a club while he was studying at Bucheon University.
Name of coach
Kim Sang Yong, KOR
Senior International Debut
Competing for
General Interest
Sports. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing 11th in the banked slalom at the 2016 US Nationals in Copper Mountain, CO, United States of America. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Yun Jung Min. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
French snowboarder Pierre Vaultier. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
He injured his knee while competing in the snowboard cross event at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. The injury worsened after a fall in his first run of the banked slalom event, causing him to withdraw from the event. (, 16 Mar 2018;, 16 Mar 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in Para ice hockey and Para athletics at national level in Republic of Korea. (, 23 Nov 2017;, 31 Jan 2016)
His left leg was amputated below the knee after he was involved in a motorcycle accident in 2001. (, 25 Oct 2016;, 17 Feb 2016; Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Other information
He works in the landscape management department at the Incheon Facilities Management Corporation in Republic of Korea. (, 23 Nov 2017; Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships - Para snowboard
Rank Year Event Result
18 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
19 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired 1:30.74
Paralympic Games - Para snowboard
Rank Year Event Result
16 2018 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
  2018 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  DNS
World Cup Finals - Para snowboard
Rank Year Event Result
16 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
17 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
22 2017/2018 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired 2:48.96