Cho Seung-hyun is one of Korea’s leading wheelchair basketball players. He is the protagonist of the gold medal in the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon. At the time, he defeated Asia’s strongest ‘defending champion’ Japan. It was the first feat in 15 years since the 1999 Bangkok Games.

His basketball life is still in progress. He also participated in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games as a national representative. It was the first Paralympic comeback stage in 21 years since Sydney 2000. Although he did not win a medal, he did well against world powerhouses.

Wheelchair basketball is a sport that can be played without distinction between disabled and non-disabled people. The only disabled sports league in Korea is also held every year. Cho Seung-hyun, a member of Chuncheon City Hall, is also passionate about promoting wheelchair basketball.

He also participated in the 3-on-3 wheelchair basketball held at Olympic Park in Seoul on the 22nd and showed a thrilling play. The event was hosted by the Korea Sports Association for the Disabled and KBS, and disabled and non-disabled teams formed a team. 안전놀이터

Seo Ji-seok and Park Jae-min, who are well known as basketball enthusiasts in the entertainment world, also participated and attracted attention.

Cho Seung-hyun said, “It was held in the middle of Seoul, at the Olympic Park, a sports mecca. For wheelchair basketball to be well known, it needs to be shown as much. Not only the meaning of rehabilitation, but also the charm of sports is enough,” he said. I am grateful that many well-known people are with me,” he smiled.

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