Hak Sung Kim wins WWhCC 2012 Sportsmanship Award

Winner of the Sportsmanship Award, Hak Sung Kim, KOR with Chief Umpire Linda Kirton Photo: KOSAD / Young Bok Kim

Hak Sung Kim, Skip of Team Korea, was awarded the 2012 World Wheelchair Curling Championship Sportsmanship award.

Kim was nominated by his fellow competitors. They were all invited to nominate a player at the event who, in their view, best exemplified the traditional values of skill, honesty, fair play, sportsmanship and friendship.

Commenting on receiving the award, Kim said: “Thank you to all the players for my award, I don’t really think I deserve it!”

Kim first skipped a Korean team at the World Wheelchair Curling Championship in 2004 in Sursee Switzerland.

His best World Championship performance ahead of this event was a silver medal finish in 2008, once again in Sursee. He followed that with a Silver medal in Vancouver at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.

While Korea competed at last year’s world championship in Prague, it was not Kim’s team that represented their country. Kim, who celebrated his 44th birthday at the championships on Thursday, is from Wonju.

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