Leading Player in Disabled Sports, Competition Partner/Assistant

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연금은 받지 못해도…장애인스포츠의 주역, 경기 파트너·보조원 | 한국경제

Even if you Don't Receive a Pension... Leading Player in Disabled Sports, Competition Partner/Assistant



Disabled sports show how disabled and non-disabled people can coexist.

The biggest difference between disabled sports and non-disabled sports is the presence or absence of a ‘playing partner’.

Non-disabled people participate in the game together, helping disabled players with parts that are difficult for them to do. 카지노사이트

In the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Para Games, competition partners and athletes are coexisting.

Cyclists Kim Jeong-bin and Yoon Jung-heon won two gold medals together in the men's visually impaired (MB) 4,000m individual pursuit on the 23rd and the 18.5km road solo on the 26th.

The bicycle they ride is a ‘tandem cycle’.

The non-disabled athlete (pilot) in the front operates the steering wheel and pedals, while the disabled athlete riding in the back pedals only.

Pilot Yoon Jung-heon played the role of pilot, and Kim Jeong-bin, who has retinitis pigmentosa, became the engine.

Kim Jeong-bin and Yoon Jung-heon also received medals.

Because we always train together, our team is the same as the Jeollabuk-do Disabled Cycling Federation.

In Boccia, where you have to roll the ball and throw it close to the target to win, you have many partners.

Severely disabled players, such as BC3, who cannot lift a ball on their own, are always provided with a playing partner.

The partner's job is to change the direction of the trough where the ball rolls using the slope and place the ball on the slope according to the player's instructions.

Playing partners sit with their backs to the playing field.

This is to prevent direct intervention in the game, such as making plans while looking at the stadium.

Boccia playing partners are diverse, including trainers, coaches, and family members.

Park Se-yeol, partner of Seon-hee Kang (Gwangju Boccia Federation for the Disabled), is a trainer.

Kim Seung-gyeom, partner of Jeong Howon (Gangwon Province Sports Association for the Disabled), is the national team coach.

Choi Ye-jin (Chungnam Provincial Office) chose her mother, Moon Woo-young, as her partner.

A guide runner closely follows a visually impaired athlete.

The guide runner and athlete are held together by a non-elastic cord called a ‘tether’.

Guide runners must never run in front of the athlete.

It runs next to or behind the athlete and gives directions in which to run by speaking or pulling on the tether.

Guide runners also receive medals.

Game assistants and life assistants also play important roles.

On the 24th, Lee Cheol-jae (Chungbuk Disabled Shooting Federation) won a bronze medal in the mixed SH2 R9 (50m air rifle prone).

Lee Cheol-jae's sports grade SH2 is a disabled athlete with a cervical spine, and there is a loader that loads live ammunition on behalf of the athlete.

Lee Cheol-jae's loader is his wife Kang Hye-young (Chungbuk Disabled Shooting Federation).

Lauder is a competition assistant and not a competition partner, so he does not receive a medal.

Lee Cheol-jae expressed his gratitude to his wife, saying, "It gives me a lot of psychological stability," and Kang responded, "I rely on her more."

When a visually impaired swimmer approaches the touch pad, the competition assistants also tap the swimmer's head with a long stick (tapping device) with a ball on the end.

Living assistants help with eating, bathing, and changing clothes.

Most family members, especially mothers, husbands, or wives, do it.

Korea dispatched 208 athletes and 137 executives and employees to the Hangzhou Games.

Competition partners, competition assistants, living assistants, and training assistants are included in the executives and staff.

Competition partners receive medals, but do not receive government-provided pension.

Sports assistants and living assistants do not receive medals or pensions.

Park Hye-eun, head of public relations for the Sports Association for the Disabled, said, “Without these people, sports for the disabled cannot proceed,” adding, “They are grateful and precious people who always stay with the disabled and help them like a shadow, even if no one recognizes them.”

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