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Eskil Hagen

Para Ice Hockey
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Two children
Residence
Flateby, NOR
Occupation
Technician
Languages
English, Norwegian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1993 in Lillehammer, Norway.
Why this sport?
He wanted to practise a team sport.
Club / Team
Valerenga Ishockey: Oslo, NOR
Name of coach
Espen Hegde [national], NOR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence

International debut

Year
1993
Competing for
Norway

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to music. (idrett.no, 14 Feb 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 1998 Paralympic Winter Games in Nagano, and claiming bronze at the 2010 Games in Vancouver. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Famous relatives
His wife Shauna Maria Whyte represented Canada at the 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in cross-country skiing, and at the 2008 Paralympic Games in cycling. (cccski.com, 22 Mar 2013; gd.no, 28 Mar 2012; thestarphoenix.com, 20 Mar 2010)
Impairment
He was involved in a motorcycle accident, which resulted in him injuring his spinal cord. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018; gd.no, 28 Mar 2012)
Other information
IPC COUNCIL
He was named to the International Paralympic Committee's [IPC] Athlete's Council in 2013. (paralympic.org, 27 Jan 2014; insidethegames.biz, 06 May 2013)

PARALYMPIC ROMANCE
He married Shauna Maria Whyte, a fellow Paralympian, after they met during the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin. (vancouversun.com, 20 Mar 2010)

PARALYMPIC GOALS
He scored both goals when Norway beat Canada 2-0 for the gold medal at the 1998 Paralympic Winter Games in Nagano, then a goal in the final seconds of Norway's 2-1 win against Canada for the bronze medal at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (vancouversun.com, 20 Mar 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Lillehammer 1994 Paralympic Winter Games (Lillehammer, Norway)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Preliminary 1
Mixed Tournament Preliminary 3
Mixed Tournament Preliminary 4
Mixed Tournament Gold Medal Match 1
Mixed Tournament Preliminary 2
Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympic Winter Games (Salt Lake City, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Gold Medal Match 1
Men's Tournament Preliminary 9
Men's Tournament Preliminary 8
Men's Tournament Preliminary 7
Men's Tournament Preliminary 1
Men's Tournament Preliminary 6
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Group A 1
Men's Tournament Group A 2
Men's Tournament Group A 3
Men's Tournament Semifinal 201
Men's Tournament Gold Medal Match 101
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group B 2
Mixed Group B 3
Mixed Group B 5
Mixed Semifinal 202
Mixed Bronze Medal Match 102
Nagano 1998 Paralympic Winter Games (Nagano, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Group B 1
Men's Tournament Group B 2
Men's Tournament Group B 3
Men's Tournament Semifinal 202
Men's Tournament Gold Medal Match 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 4
Mixed Group A 2014-03-11 5
Mixed Group A - Standings 2014-03-11 2
Mixed Semifinal 2014-03-13 201
Mixed Bronze Medal Match 2014-03-15 102
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-10 1
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-12 4
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-13 6
Mixed Tournament Group A - Standings 2018-03-13 3
Mixed Tournament Classification 5-8 2018-03-14 2
Mixed Tournament Classification 5-6 2018-03-16 1