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David Palat

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Otrokovice, CZE
Languages
Czech, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2006 in Zlin, Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
One of his friends persuaded him to try the sport.
Club / Team
SHK LAPP Zlin: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Tomas Sedlacek [club], CZE; Jakub Novotny [national]; Pavel Beznoska [personal]
Training Regime
He trains for 24 hours a week.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Czech Republic

General interest

Nicknames
Dave (caths.cz, 26 Feb 2014)
Hobbies
Handcycling, fishing. (Facebook profile, 24 Jul 2021; Athlete, 05 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2010, 2014, and 2018. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
Czech ice hockey player Dominik Hasek. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2022)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2012 Athlete with an Impairment of the Year in Otrokovice, Czech Republic. (sledgehokejzlin.cz, 07 Apr 2013)
Impairment
At age 13 he was hit by a lorry while cycling in Otrokovice, Czech Republic. His injuries resulted in the amputation of his right leg. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018; dobryskutek.cz, 10 Oct 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group A 2
Mixed Group A 3
Mixed Group A 6
Mixed Classification 5-8 201
Mixed Classification 5-6 101
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group A 2014-03-08 1
Mixed Group A 2014-03-09 3
Mixed Group A 2014-03-11 6
Mixed Group A - Standings 2014-03-11 3
Mixed Classification 5-6 2014-03-12 202
Mixed Classification 5-8 2014-03-14 101
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-11 3
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-12 4
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-13 6
Mixed Tournament Group B - Standings 2018-03-13 3
Mixed Tournament Classification 5-8 2018-03-14 1
Mixed Tournament Classification 5-6 2018-03-16 1