Christopher Manns

Para Ice Hockey


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Three daughters, Arianna, Miliegh and Carissa.
North Tonawanda, NY, USA
Higher education
Business Management - Buffalo State College: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport at age 11 at Buffalo State College, NY, United States.
Why this sport?
The Western New York Physically Challenged Youth Sports organisation invited him to try ice sledge hockey. He tried the sport and fell in love with it.
Name of coach
Jeff Sauer [national]
Coach from which country?
United States
Preferred position / style / stance / technique

General interest

Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
"God’s given me a second chance in life. Other people who go through this don’t survive or don’t have the ability to do what I have done. I can praise the Lord for giving me the opportunity to be where I am today, I take advantage of it." (, 16 Mar 2006)
In March 1991 he was jumping train cars and fell. His injuries led to a partial amputation of both legs. (, 16 Mar 2006; Facebook profile, 16 Mar 2011)
Other information
He scored the first goal of the ice sledge hockey tournament at the 2002 Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. (, 21 Mar 2013)


Unit Date Rank
Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympic Winter Games (Salt Lake City, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Preliminary 1
Men's Tournament Gold Medal Match 1
Men's Tournament Preliminary 5
Men's Tournament Preliminary 4
Men's Tournament Preliminary 3
Men's Tournament Preliminary 2
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Semifinal 201
Men's Tournament Group B 5
Men's Tournament Group B 4
Men's Tournament Group B 1
Men's Tournament Bronze Medal Match 102