Born on January 4, 1987, in Seoul, South Korea, Cho Min-ho was a South Korean professional ice hockey center.
He scored the first-ever goal for the country’s Olympic team in 2018. He played for Anyang Halla. He won the 2009–2010 Young Guy of the Year award.
Min-ho started playing for South Korea’s national team in 2008. He became a hero during the PyeongChang Olympics.
Min-ho scored within the first few minutes of the team’s preliminary round game against the Czech Republic.
This made him the first-ever Korean player to hit the back of the net in Olympic men’s ice hockey history.
Cho Min-ho Illness: What Disease Did Cho Min-ho Have?
Min-ho was diagnosed with lung cancer shortly after returning from an expedition to the United States in Anyang Halla in October 2021.
The South Korean professional ice hockey center passed away on June 15, 2022, at the age of 35 at a Seoul hospital after an eight-month battle with lung cancer.