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Erik Fojtik

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency

Further personal information

Family
Twins Sofia and Erik
Residence
Slavicín, CZE
Languages
Russian, Slovak

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2002 in Zlin, Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
He was inspired to begin playing Para ice hockey after watching video footage of the sport.
Club / Team
Parahokej Havirov: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Petr Kudrna [club], CZE; Radoslav Bielecka [national]
Training Regime
He trains between four and eight hours a week.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence

International debut

Year
2001
Competing for
Czech Republic

General interest

Nicknames
Philosopher (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Hobbies
Reading, listening to rock music, numismatics. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fifth with the Czech Republic team at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2010 and 2014. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
Czech coach Tomas Zelenka. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
US Para ice hockey player Sylvester Flis. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Impairment
He had both legs amputated at age 19. (spv.sk, Mar 2015; mr-sport.cz, Mar 2010)
Other information
COMPETING FOR SLOVAKIA
He represented the Czech Republic in ice hockey at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2010 and 2014 before switching to compete for Slovakia, his mother's country of origin. "After some problems with the Czech team in Sochi [2014 Paralympic Winter Games], I decided to try something different." (rozhlas.cz, 03 Mar 2015; spv.sk, 24 Feb 2015; SportsDeskOnline, 15 Mar 2014)

OCCUPATION
He works for an engineering and manufacturing company, NTS Prometal Machining, in Slavicin, Slovakia. (Facebook profile, 04 Sep 2021; regionvalassko.cz, 26 Dec 2019)

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