Table Tennis Enthusiast with Disability
Choe Yun Gon living in Pongchundong, Wonsan, Kangwon Province, is known throughout the province as a table tennis enthusiast.
He was very keen on sports since his childhood. But he was unlucky with his left leg, as he got a serious injury while playing football match when he was 19 years old.
However, this could not dampen his attachment to and zeal for sports.
Yun Gon decided to practise table tennis and frequented a table tennis room at his leisure time and on holidays.
It was not once or twice that he felt exhausted from practising basic movements of table tennis, but he always braced himself up again and improved techniques.
Decades have passed since then, and now he demonstrates his skills at the games. Watching him compete fairly with ace players, spectators often fail to realize that he is handicapped.
He won the first place in a single event of table tennis competition for disabled persons and enthusiasts held two years ago in the province and the second place in a double event of the national table tennis competition for disabled persons and enthusiasts last year.
Feeling delight in life and optimism in the growing enthusiasm for sports throughout the country, he is now constantly improving his skills to be the winner of the coming competition.
Choe Yun Gon, worker at the welfare services station in Wonsan