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Igor Stella

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Travedona-Monate, ITA
Languages
English, Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2004 in Varese, Italy.
Why this sport?
He likes team sports.
Club / Team
Western Para Ice Hockey Team: Italy
Name of coach
Massimo Da Rin [national], ITA
Coach from which country?
Italy
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Italy
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Vancouver, BC, CAN

General interest

Most influential person in career
President of the Polha Varese sports club Daniela Colonna Preti. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always believe in yourself." (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Other information
SANCTION
In March 2014 he was given an 18-month suspension by the International Paralympic Committee [IPC] after he returned an adverse analytical finding for a prohibited substance, clostebol metabolite 4-chloro-4-androstene-3a-ol-17-one, in an out-of-competition test three days before the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. The Italian Paralympic Committee claimed the substance entered his system as the result of a cream used to treat bedsores. The IPC accepted that Stella had not attempted to enhance his performance and applied a reduced sanction of 18 months from 04 March 2014. (paralympic.org, 13 Mar 2014; insidethegames.biz, 13 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group B 1
Mixed Group B 3
Mixed Group B 6
Mixed Classification 5-8 201
Mixed Classification 7-8 102