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Kjell Christian Hamar

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Hønefoss, NOR
Languages
English, Norwegian
Higher education
Trade - Welder

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2010 in Oslo, Norway.
Why this sport?
He became aware of the sport after he watched the Norwegian national team playing at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver on television. He later took up the sport through Norwegian Para ice hockey player Rolf Einar Pederesen.
Club / Team
VIF Para Ice Hockey: Norway
Name of coach
Espen Hegde [national], NOR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Goaltender

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Norway
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Sollefteå, SWE

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fourth at the 2015 World Championship in Buffalo, NY, United States of America. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Norwegian Para ice hockey player Roger Johansen. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian ice hockey player Mats Zuccarello Aasen, Norwegian Para ice hockey player Kissinger Deng. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2014; 06 Mar 2018)
Impairment
He was born with hereditary spastic paraplegia, which is a group of inherited conditions that cause progressive stiffness and muscle weakness in the legs. The illness began to affect him at age 22. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018, 16 Jun 2016)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a welder. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group A 2014-03-08 1
Mixed Group A 2014-03-09 4
Mixed Group A 2014-03-11 5
Mixed Group A - Standings 2014-03-11 2
Mixed Semifinal 2014-03-13 201
Mixed Bronze Medal Match 2014-03-15 102
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-10 1
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-12 4
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-13 6
Mixed Tournament Group A - Standings 2018-03-13 3
Mixed Tournament Classification 5-8 2018-03-14 2
Mixed Tournament Classification 5-6 2018-03-16 1