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Per Kasperi

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Sweden
Occupation
Personal Trainer
Languages
English, Swedish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey at age six in Stockholm, Sweden.
Why this sport?
"My older brother played [ice] hockey, so it was a dream for me to be a hockey star like him. What I like about the sport is that it's fast and a tough game with full contact, and to achieve things as a team is just amazing."
Name of coach
Timo Lahtinen [national]; Daniel Tjarnqvist [national], SWE
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Sweden

General interest

Most influential person in career
His brothers. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Canadian ice hockey player Sidney Crosby. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do what you love and are passionate about, and dare to try new things and never let anyone limit you." (svensktkosttillskott.se, 31 May 2018)
Famous relatives
His father Allan has served as team manager of the Swedish national Para ice hockey team, and vice president of Swedish Para sports club Nacka HI. (IPC, 21 Mar 2017; hejaolika.se, 15 Jan 2011)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (svensktkosttillskott.se, 31 May 2018)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as an ambassador for Generation Pep, a Swedish non-profit organisation that promotes physical activity and health among children and young people. "Many people thought I wouldn't be able to move and do what others could. However, my parents believed in me and encouraged me to exercise. I want to inspire children and young people to replace 'I can't' with 'I can'." (Instagram profile, 21 Jun 2021; LinkedIn profile, 01 Feb 2021; Generation Pep Facebook page, 18 Feb 2021, 27 Nov 2019)

OCCUPATION
He is a personal trainer and has worked at the Friskis & Svettis Stockholm gym in Sweden. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Feb 2021; expressen.se, 24 Aug 2020)

TATTOO
He got a tattoo for inspiration. "On my 18th birthday I got my first tattoo, a sentence that has been in my head since I was probably 15 years old. It says, 'You can be different'." (paralympic.org, 11 Dec 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group B 2
Mixed Group B 4
Mixed Group B 6
Mixed Classification 5-8 202
Mixed Classification 7-8 102
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group A 2014-03-08 2
Mixed Group A 2014-03-09 3
Mixed Group A 2014-03-11 5
Mixed Group A - Standings 2014-03-11 4
Mixed Classification 5-6 2014-03-12 201
Mixed Classification 7-8 2014-03-14 102
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-10 2
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-12 5
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-13 6
Mixed Tournament Group A - Standings 2018-03-13 4
Mixed Tournament Classification 5-8 2018-03-14 1
Mixed Tournament Classification 7-8 2018-03-16 1