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CHO Youngjae
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Korea   
GenderMen
Age33
Place of BirthChuncheon, KOR
Height1.87 m
Weight 100 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Chuncheon, KOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Higher education
Civil Engineering - Hallym Polytechnic University: Chuncheon, KOR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2006 at the Gangwon Provincial Office club in the Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up the sport by Para ice hockey player Yu Man-Gyun and coach Lee Young-Kook
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
General Interest
Nicknames
Hyena, White Bear (kimpd.com, 05 Jan 2012; Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Hobbies
Making things. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Scoring at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, and winning medals at the world championships A-Pool in 2012 and 2017. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Park Gea-Jun. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
His father. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Injuries
He sustained shoulder injuries in 2012. (kimpd.com, 14 Mar 2012)
Awards and honours
He was given the Outstanding Athlete award at the 2012 Gangwon-do Para Sports Awards in the Republic of Korea. (kwnews.co.kr, 22 Nov 2012)
Other sports
He has competed in wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing and wheelchair rugby at national level in the Republic of Korea. (2014npg.kosad.or.kr, 04 Nov 2014; 30dj.kosad.or.kr, 06 April 2013; kado.net, 01 Mar 2006)
Impairment
He has an impairment to both calf muscles as the result of a medical accident, when he had surgery on a tumour. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018; Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as secretary general of the Gangwon Province Para Ice Hockey Association in Republic of Korea. (gwsad.or.kr, 15 Apr 2017)

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