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HRBEK Miroslav
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Czech Republic   
GenderMen
Age53
Place of BirthPrachatice, TCH
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Martina and five children
Residence
Cheb, CZE
Languages
Czech
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2003 in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
"I had tried other team sports before, but sledge hockey is the right sport for me."
Club / Team
SKV Sharks: Karlovy Vary, CZE
Name of coach
Jiri Briza [national], CZE
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Czech Republic
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Zlín, CZE
General Interest
Nicknames
MIrda (caths.cz, 20 Feb 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2010 and 2014. (chebsky.denik.cz, 16 Feb 2015)
Most influential person in career
His coaches. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Keep fighting hard to achieve your goal." (Athlete, 09 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
He was named flag bearer for the Czech Republic at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (pyeongchang2018.com, 09 Mar 2018)
Impairment
He was involved in a train accident that resulted in both of his legs being amputated. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2014)
Other information
DOUBLE DUTY
He was named as a player-coach of the SKV Sharks for the 2017/18 season. (onlajny.com, 23 Sep 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2010 Team  
5 2014 Team  
6 2018 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
4 2009 Team  
4 2012 Team  
4 2013 Team  
7 2015 Team  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016 Team