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Liam Hickey

Para Ice Hockey
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
St. John's, NF, CAN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 10 through the Easter Seals Para ice hockey programme in Canada.
Why this sport?
"I fell in love with it right away. It was a feeling of freedom I've never experienced before."
Name of coach
Ken Babey [national], CAN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Canada
Location
Charlottetown, PEI, CAN

General interest

Hobbies
Fishing, playing baseball, driving dirt bikes, golf, cooking. (NPC Media Guide, 2018; wheelchairbasketball.ca, 31 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in wheelchair basketball at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Hero / Idol
His parents. (NPC Media Guide, 2018)
Injuries
He was sidelined for about six weeks after partially dislocating his shoulder at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, BC, Canada. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"No leg, no problem." (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Defenceman at the 2019 World Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. (paralympic.org, 04 May 2019)

He was named the 2016 Male Athlete of the Year in St. John's, NF, Canada. (thetelegram.com, 07 Feb 2017)

He was presented with the 2015 Junior Athlete of the Year award by Wheelchair Basketball Canada. (wheelchairbasketball.ca, 26 May 2015)

He was named the 2014 Male Youth Athlete of the Year in Mount Pearl, NF, Canada. (wheelchairbasketball.ca, 26 May 2015)
Other sports
He represented Canada in wheelchair basketball at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (paralympic.org, 2017)
Ambitions
To win gold at both the summer and winter Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Impairment
He was born without a femur bone in his right leg, and at age four he underwent rotationplasty surgery. The procedure involved his leg being rotated 180 degrees so that the heel of his foot could act as a knee and allow him to wear a prosthesis. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016; cbc.ca, 28 Sep 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
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 2018-03-11 3
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-12 4
Mixed Tournament Group A - Standings 2018-03-13 1
Mixed Tournament Semifinal 2018-03-15 1
Mixed Tournament Gold Medal Match 2018-03-18 1