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Anders Wistrand

Para Ice Hockey


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Vaxholm, SWE
Graphical Design, Sales
English, Swedish
Higher education
Design - University of Newcastle: Australia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey at age 14 in Nacka, Sweden.
Why this sport?
"I tried it once and fell in love with it."
Name of coach
Timo Lahtinen [national], FIN; Daniel Tjarnqvist [national], SWE
Preferred position / style / stance / technique

International debut

Competing for
Tallinn, EST

General interest

Lizard [because he is 'temperature sensitive']. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2018)
Photography. (Instagram profile, 28 Jul 2021; Athlete, 05 Mar 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Attending his first opening ceremony at the Paralympic Winter Games, in 2010 in Vancouver. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sports have given me leadership skills, and made me a team player." (, 23 May 2018)
Other sports
He has played wheelchair tennis, and was ranked ninth in both singles and men's doubles at the 2016 British Open. (SportsDeskOnline, 27 Feb 2018;, 07 Apr 2017)
He was born with spina bifida, which resulted in paraplegia. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2018)
Other information
He has worked as graphical designer for several agencies in Sweden since 2006, and decided to start working freelance in 2015. In December 2020 he began working part-time in sales for Systembolaget AB, a chain of alcohol retail stores in Sweden. (, 01 Jan 2021; LinkedIn profile, 01 Sep 2021)


Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group B 2
Mixed Group B 4
Mixed Group B 6
Mixed Classification 5-8 202
Mixed Classification 7-8 102
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group A 2014-03-08 2
Mixed Group A 2014-03-09 3
Mixed Group A 2014-03-11 5
Mixed Group A - Standings 2014-03-11 4
Mixed Classification 5-6 2014-03-12 201
Mixed Classification 7-8 2014-03-14 102
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-10 2
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-12 5
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-13 6
Mixed Tournament Group A - Standings 2018-03-13 4
Mixed Tournament Classification 5-8 2018-03-14 1
Mixed Tournament Classification 7-8 2018-03-16 1