Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing ice sledge hockey in 2011.
Why this sport?
He decided to quit para-athletics after suffering knee and ankle injuries. He received a call from the president of his local ice sledge hockey association and decided to take up the sport.
Club / Team
Vienna Warriors: Austria
Name of coach
Mario Kastner [club]; Zdenek Vanek [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Playing basketball, volleyball, javelin, skiing, cycling. (Facebook profile, 05 Aug 2012)
He injured his Achilles tendon in 2010. (Athlete, 20 Dec 2010)
He won bronze in the F42 high jump at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. From 1999-2002 he competed in para-cycling events in Europe, and has also participated in para-alpine skiing at national level. (wliszczak.at, 20 Dec 2010; sledgehockey-vienna.at, 14 Aug 2012)
He lost his right leg as a result of a road accident in Croatia at age three. He was struck by a motorcycle which was travelling at 80km/h in a 30km/h zone. (wliszczak.at, 03 Nov 2010)
|Men's High Jump F42||Final Round||3|
|Men's High Jump F42||Final Round||2|
|Men's High Jump F42||Final||2011-01-29||5|