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Erik Fojtik's Sledge Stache

Erik Fojtik

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency

Further personal information

Family
Twins Sofia and Erik
Residence
Slavicín, CZE
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Czech, English

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 take up ice sledge hockey after watching video footage of the sport.
Club / Team
HC Sledge Studenka: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Jan Sopik [club]; Radoslav Bielecka [national]; Miroslav Drab [national], SVK
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward

International debut

Year
2001
Competing for
Czech Republic

General interest

Nicknames
Philosopher (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Impairment
He had both legs amputated at age 19. (spv.sk, Mar 2015; mr-sport.cz, Mar 2010)
Other information
COMPETING FOR SLOVAKIA
He played for Czech Republic at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2010 and 2014 before switching to compete for Slovakia, the country of origin of his mother. "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)

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