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Michal Geier

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Wife Lenka, twin children Leontyna and Maximilian
Residence
Karlovy Vary, CZE
Languages
Czech, English, Slovak

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2005 in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
He liked team sports and wanted to play ice hockey. His uncle knew a coach who was setting up a new team.
Club / Team
SKV Sharks: Karlovy Vary, CZE
Name of coach
Miroslav Hrbek [club], CZE; Jiri Briza [national], CZE
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward

General interest

Nicknames
Gejza, Majkl (caths.cz, 19 Feb 2014; Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2010, 2014, and 2018. (sport.aktualne.cz, 12 Jan 2019; Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Czech ice hockey player Milan Hejduk. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Injuries
He played with a hand injury during the 2021 World Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. (isport.blesk.cz, 23 Jun 2021)

In 2018 he fractured a bone and was unable to compete at the Ugra Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russian Federation. He returned to competition in January 2019. (SKV Sharks Facebook page, 22 Jan 2019; sport.aktualne.cz, 12 Jan 2019)
Awards and honours
He was named Most Valuable Player [MVP] at the 2019 World Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. (paralympic.org, 04 May 2019)

He was named in the CPHL All-Star team in the Czech Republic in the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons. (denik.cz, 23 Mar 2016; hokej.cz, 08 Mar 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (sport.aktualne.cz, 12 Jan 2019)
Impairment
As a child he had a tumour in the lumbar section of his spinal cord. He required surgery to remove it, but was left with paralysis in his lower body and right foot. (hokej.cz, 28 Apr 2015)
Other information
LEADER
He has served as captain of the Czech national Para ice hockey team. (irozhlas.cz, 11 Jun 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group A 2
Mixed Group A 3
Mixed Group A 6
Mixed Classification 5-8 201
Mixed Classification 5-6 101
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group A 2014-03-08 1
Mixed Group A 2014-03-09 3
Mixed Group A 2014-03-11 6
Mixed Group A - Standings 2014-03-11 3
Mixed Classification 5-6 2014-03-12 202
Mixed Classification 5-8 2014-03-14 101
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