Wins the 2017 Kazakhstan Grand Prix Judo for the Disabled
Wins all matches with ippon, showing unparalleled skill levels
Following two championships in the single and group sectors of the ‘2017 Asia Judo Championships for the Disabled’ in May, another gold at an international tournament
[September 13, 2017]
<Kim Yun-ho (center) of YU Judo won the ‘2017 Kazakhstan Grand Prix Judo for the Disabled’ (-81kg division) to take gold.>
Kim Yun-ho (21, Department of Special Physical Education, junior) of YU judo took the gold medal by winning the ‘2017 Kazakhstan Grand Prix Judo for the Disabled’ (-81kg division). He won a total of three gold medals in two international tournaments that he competed in this year, including a gold in the group tournament.
<Kim Yun-ho (white) grapples his opponent from Kazakhstan in the finals of the ‘2017 Kazakhstan Grand Prix Judo for the Disabled’>
Kim won gold by defeating all of his opponents with ippon in the –81kg division at the Grand Prix Judo for the Disabled at Kazakhstan from September 5 to 10. Kim also conquered the Asian stage at the ‘2017 Asia Judo Championships for the Disabled’ held at Tashkent, Uzbekistan in May by winning two golds in the individual and group tournaments.
Meanwhile, despite having visual impairments, Kim is a highly skilled and promising athlete who won two general college tournaments, not tournaments for the disabled. After ceaseless persuasion from Coach Park Noh-shik of the national disabled judo team, Kim finally joined the national disabled team in April of this year. Since joining the national team, he won three gold medals in two international tournaments and brightened his prospects to earn a medal at the 2018 Asian Games for the Disabled and the 2020 Paralympics.