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Harald von Koch

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Leg length difference

Further personal information

Family
Wife Ana, son Axel [from a previous relationship], daughter Ebba
Residence
Sollentuna, SWE
Occupation
Accountant, Economist
Languages
English, Swedish
Higher education
Economics

Sport specific information

Name of coach
Vicente Tomas [national], ESP

General interest

Hobbies
Diving, golf, basketball, badminton, cycling and tennis. (hakehb.com, 18 Jan 2014)
Other sports
He competed in the pentathlon event at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (bbc.co.uk, 06 Oct 2004)
Famous relatives
His wife Anna von Koch has competed in para-alpine skiing at international level. (paralympic.org, 03 Jan 2014)
Impairment
He was born with an underdeveloped right leg. (nt.se, 08 Aug 2006)
Other information
TELEVISION
He was a participant in a Swedish television programme called Against All Odds, which aired in November 2011. The show followed nine people with impairments as they trekked 1,500km from Zambia to Namibia. He met his wife Ana on the show, as she also participated in the trek. (nrk.no, 19 Jan 2012)

WORKING ABROAD
He has worked as a teacher and a economist in Switzerland, and as a hotel worker in Cyprus. (nrk.no, 19 Jan 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F44 Final Round 12
Men's Pentathlon P44 Final Round 6
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44/46 Final Round 9
Men's Pentathlon P44 Final Round 8