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CHOI Suk-Min
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Korea   
GenderMen
Age50
Height1.67 m
Weight 60 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Goyang, KOR
Occupation
Business Owner
Languages
Korean
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para snowboard in 2002 at Phoenix Snow Park in the Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
He enjoyed the speed of the sport. He thought that snowboarders looked free, mentally and physically.
Name of coach
Kim Sang-Yong, KOR
Senior International Debut
Year
2017
Competing for
Korea
Location
Lake Tahoe, CA, USA
General Interest
Hobbies
Fishing. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Hong Jin-Soo, his father. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018; stnsports.co.kr, 03 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you have time to worry about tomorrow, you should enjoy the present." (Facebook profile, 16 Feb 2017, 04 Nov 2018)
Other sports
He is a professional bass fisherman, and began participating in national competitions in 2002. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018; joongboo.com, 09 Feb 2017)
Impairment
His right foot was amputated after he was involved in a traffic accident at age 19. (joongboo.com, 09 Feb 2017)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He owns a fishing tackle retail company in the Republic of Korea. (joongboo.com, 09 Feb 2017; stnsports.co.kr, 03 Mar 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
19 2018 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
18 2018 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired 1:20.02
World Cup Finals
Rank Year Event Result
17 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
18 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
20 2017/2018 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired 1:27.29
17 2017/2018 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired 2:34.13