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Dany Verner

Para Ice Hockey
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Languages
French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey at age nine with the Demons Roulants de Laval club in Quebec, Canada.
Why this sport?
He grew up watching the professionals in the NHL and was inspired to try Para ice hockey. He fell in love with the sport and the Demons won a tournament in his first season.
Coach from which country?
Canada

General interest

Hero / Idol
Canadian ice hockey players Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzky. (khartumshriners.org, 22 Mar 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The experience of sledge hockey gave me self-confidence and taught me that, with perseverance, I could overcome obstacles and reach goals." (khartumshriners.org, 22 Mar 2013)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida and has needed more than 20 operations to help him live autonomously. (khartumshriners.org, 22 Mar 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Nagano 1998 Paralympic Winter Games (Nagano, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Group B 1
Men's Tournament Gold Medal Match 101
Men's Tournament Semifinal 201
Men's Tournament Group B 5
Men's Tournament Group B 4
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Semifinal 202
Men's Tournament Group A 5
Men's Tournament Group A 4
Men's Tournament Group A 1
Men's Tournament Gold Medal Match 101
Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympic Winter Games (Salt Lake City, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Bronze Medal Match 1
Men's Tournament Preliminary 14
Men's Tournament Preliminary 13
Men's Tournament Preliminary 10
Men's Tournament Preliminary 7
Men's Tournament Preliminary 3