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Karl Nicholson

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Further personal information

Residence
Manchester, ENG
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing in the late 1990s.
Why this sport?
He had competed for Great Britain internationally in para-athletics including at the 1992 Paralympic Games in Barcelona, but began losing interest in the sport. His athletics coach mentioned ice sledge hockey to him, and convinced him to go to a try-out day.
Club / Team
Manchester Phoenix: England
Name of coach
Peter Hagan [club]; Ian Offers [national], GBR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward

General interest

Other sports
He represented Great Britain in athletics at the 1992 Paralympic Games in Barcelona. (bespoken.me, 12 Dec 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (sledgehockey.co.uk, 01 Jun 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Nagano 1998 Paralympic Winter Games (Nagano, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Group A 1
Men's Tournament Group A 3
Men's Tournament Classification 5-7 2
Men's Tournament Classification 5-7 3
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Group A 2
Men's Tournament Group A 4
Men's Tournament Group A 6
Men's Tournament Classification 5-8 201
Men's Tournament Classification 7-8 102