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Dennis Wliszczak

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Vienna, AUT
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
German, English

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
Forward

General interest

Hobbies
Playing basketball, volleyball, javelin, skiing, cycling. (Facebook profile, 05 Aug 2012)
Injuries
He injured his Achilles tendon in 2010. (Athlete, 20 Dec 2010)
Other sports
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)
Impairment
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)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's High Jump F42 Final Round 3
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's High Jump F42 Final Round 2
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's High Jump F42 Final 2011-01-29 5