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HANNING Billy
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC United States   
GenderMen
Age33
Place of BirthSt. Louis, MO, USA
Height1.78 m
Weight 82 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Lauren, daughters Aubrey and Addison
Residence
United States
Occupation
Plumber
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2006 in St. Louis, MO, United States of America.
Why this sport?
Para ice hockey was the first sport for people with an impairment he learned about after losing his leg.
Club / Team
DASA St. Louis Blues: United States
Name of coach
Guy Gosselin [national], USA
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
United States
Location
Calgary, AB, CAN
General Interest
Hobbies
Listening to music, hunting, fishing. (teamusa.org, Apr 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
His wife Lauren, and his club teammate Jason Malady. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
US baseball player [and his great uncle] Loy Hanning. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018)
Famous relatives
His great uncle Loy Hanning played baseball in the MLB for the St. Louis Browns in the United States of America. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018; baseball-reference.com, 2018)
Impairment
At age 18 his lower right leg was amputated because of cancer. (usahockey.com, 06 Mar 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
1 2015 Team  
2 2017 Team