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Karel Wagner

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Languages
Czech, English, Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2008 in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
He initially played football but had problems with coordination and movement because of his impairment. He began to pursue Para ice hockey when he was old enough to start playing in the Czech national league. "I wanted to do some sport and sledge hockey was an option."
Club / Team
SKV Sharks: Karlovy Vary, CZE
Name of coach
Miroslav Hrbek [club], CZE; Jiri Briza [national], CZE
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Czech Republic

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the 2017 Paralympic Winter Games Qualification Tournament in Ostersund, Sweden. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Japanese Para ice hockey player Taimei Shiba. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It is never too late to be what you might have been." (Facebook profile, 28 Jul 2017)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy. The condition affects the right side of his body. (rozhlas.cz, 01 Feb 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-11 3
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-12 4
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-13 6
Mixed Tournament Group B - Standings 2018-03-13 3
Mixed Tournament Classification 5-8 2018-03-14 1
Mixed Tournament Classification 5-6 2018-03-16 1