InKook Lee22 December 1995 Seoul, Korea
- LATEST TRIUMPHS:
- Rio 2016 Paralympic Games – Gold: 100m backstroke
- 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships –Silver: 100m backstroke
- 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships – Silver: 100m backstroke
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Four years earlier, at London 2012, he had qualified as the fastest man from his heat but was disqualified from the final after arriving late to the call room.
He also struggled to reach the top of the podium at the 2013 and 2015 World Championships, losing out in 2013 to the Netherlands’ Marc Evers, the Paralympic champion. He even broke the world record in the heats, before it was lowered by Russia’s Viacheslav Emeliantsev in the final on his way to gold.
But at Rio 2016 the glory was all his and he was in such good form that he broke the Paralympic record in the heats and finals.
He has been recognised for his achievements nationally via various awards and will look to add the backstroke world title to his collection in Mexico City in 2017.