Bernhard Hering

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Freiberg, GER
Languages
Czech, English, German
Higher education
Information Technology - Dresden University of Technology: Germany

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey at age 18 in Dresden, Germany.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport to improve his fitness.
Club / Team
Dresdner Eislowen: Germany
Name of coach
Andreas Pokorny [national], GER
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Germany
Location
Novi Sad, SRB

General interest

Nicknames
Borni [a shorter version of Bernhard]. (Athlete, 07 Oct 2019)
Hobbies
Handcycling, music, camping, computer programming, DIY. (Athlete, 07 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2013 World Championships B-Pool in Nagano, Japan. (Athlete, 07 Oct 2019)
Most influential person in career
German Para ice hockey player Robert Pabst. (Athlete, 07 Oct 2019)
Injuries
He injured a tendon in his finger while playing against Sweden in a friendly match in September 2013. He underwent surgery and the injury took two weeks to heal. (Athlete, 30 Mar 2015)

He was struck in the stomach by a hockey stick while competing against Estonia at the 2013 World Championships B-Pool in Nagano, Japan. He managed to continue playing throughout the rest of the tournament, but the injury took eight weeks to heal. (Athlete, 30 Mar 2015)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
"I like to listen to heavy metal music from a band of the opposition country [before a match]." (Athlete, 07 Oct 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"No pain, no gain." (Athlete, 30 Mar 2015)
Famous relatives
His father Manfred Hering is a renowned German saxophonist. (Athlete, 07 Oct 2019)
Impairment
Both of his legs were amputated above the knee following a train accident in May 2008. (Athlete, 30 Mar 2015; pnn.de, 01 Jan 2015)