On February 2018, Chun Hea-ja was appointed as the 4th Secretary General of Korea Paralympic Committe(KPC).
Chun Hea-ja devoted her life in Para sports since she started working as a teacher in 1976 at Jeongnip Hoegwan*. She was a lawn bowling sports manager in Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games and Deputy Chef de mission of London 2012 paralympic Games.
Also, a member of IPC woman in sport committee(2012-2014), she has been active in the field of women with disabilities.
Before her appointment as Secretary General of KPC, She led the Korean Society Adapted Physical activity and Exercise as President.
After Ms. Chun carried out the first official task as Secretary General during the Paralympic Games held in home soil, the inaugural ceremony was held on 20 March in KPC secretariat. Her term of office will come to an end in February 2021.
*Jeongnip Hoegwan : the first social welfare center for the disabled in Korea offering varieties of programs with persons of disability
All eyes of the entire Paralympic community were on PyeongChang 2018, watching the Games with joy. With a surprisingly enthusiastic crowd cheering for the Team Korea, they earned one gold and two bronze ranked 16th at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympics Winter Games. Shin Eui-hyun won gold medal in men's 7.5km sitting cross-country skiing and bronze medal in 15km. Last bronze medal came from Para Ice hockey. Wheelchair curling team went to semi-final as a top ranker in the round robin session, but they ranked 4th losing to Team Canada in bronze medal event.
567 athletes from 49 different countries, the largest number of delegation since ever in Paralympic history, attended the PyeongChang 2018. Team Korea participated in 6 winter sports including Para Alpine Skiing, Para Biathlon, Para Cross-Country Skiing, Para Snowboard, Para Ice Hockey and Wheelchair Curling. To anyone eagerly waiting for the next Paralympics Winter Games, it will be held in Beijing. Let’s hope for Team Korea to write another chapter of history.
Sin Eui-hyun Becomes the First Korean to Win Gold
Para Nordic skier Sin Eui-hyun made history becoming the first Korean gold medalist in winter Paralympic while it is the first gold medal at the PyeongChang 2018. Before he earned the gold, he also secured bronze medal in the men's 15km sitting cross-country skiing.
Para Ice Hockey Team Won Historic Bronze Medal
Para Ice Hocky Team celebrated victory over Italy at the bronze medal event.
Jang Dong-shin scored winning goal, assisted by Jung Seung-hwan in third period, only 3 minutes remained on the clock.
President Moon, Congratulates Korean Paralympic Medalist
President Moon Jae-in sent a touching congratulatory message to the medalist Shin Eui-hyun and Para Ice Hockey Team. It is posted message on KPC Facebook page only in Korean language.
The result for official Team Korea theme song competition which took place in January has finally come out.
The song which took the first place at the competition, Imagine, That’s Reality by Hyungjun Park, was used as a background music for a Korean Paralympic athletes' advertisement video which is available to watch on KPC Facebook page.
Top six songs will be available to listen to at variety of music outlets.