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Anton Jacobs-Webb

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Montreal, QC, CAN
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Chemical Engineering - Concordia University: Montreal, QC, CAN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey at age 11.
Why this sport?
He got involved in the sport after meeting Canadian Para ice hockey player Herve Lord, who gave him a number of signed photos from the national team. "It gives me no limits. I can play just like everyone else."
Name of coach
Ken Babey [national], CAN
Training Regime
He trains at the Institut National du Sport du Quebec in Montreal, QC, Canada.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward

General interest

Most influential person in career
Canadian Para ice hockey player Ben Delaney. (Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup Facebook page, 06 Dec 2018)
Hero / Idol
Canadian speed skater Benjamin Donnelly. (journallarevue.com, 25 Mar 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (ottawasportspages.ca, 26 Feb 2021)
Impairment
He was born with proximal femoral focal deficiency [PFFD]. He underwent surgery to amputate his left leg above the knee in 2012. "I have always had to wear a prosthesis since birth. Two years ago [2012], my knee was removed and my foot was turned." (CDNParalympics YouTube channel, 28 May 2020; journallarevue.com, 25 Mar 2017; info07.com, 01 Jul 2014; ottawasun.com, 03 Apr 2014)