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Niklas Ingvarsson

Para Ice Hockey
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Partner Maria, daughter Nellie
Residence
Malmö, SWE
Occupation
Business Owner, Farmer, Manager
Languages
English, Swedish
Higher education
Agricultural Studies - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences: Uppsala, SWE

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up wheelchair basketball and sit skiing in 1995, and switched to Para ice hockey the following year.
Why this sport?
"I tried several different sports, but I fell in love with Para ice hockey."
Club / Team
FIFH Malmo: Sweden
Name of coach
Erik Vikstrom [national], SWE
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence

International debut

Year
1998
Competing for
Sweden

General interest

Hobbies
Training, farming, spending time in nature. (Athlete, 30 Jun 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2002 Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Defenceman at the 2015 World Championships B-Pool in Ostersund, Sweden. (paralympic.org, 22 Mar 2015)

He was named in the All-Star team at the 2004 World Championships in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden. (Athlete, 30 Jun 2016)
Other sports
He held the Swedish 5000m record in wheelchair racing. (Athlete, 30 Jun 2016)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with leukaemia at age 10. His left leg was amputated at age 18 as a result of the illness. (expressen.se, 09 Mar 2018; Athlete, 30 Jun 2016; handikappidrott.se, 2010)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He and his brother Patrik run a farming business called Angagarden Agriculture in Bara, Sweden. They grow grains and oilseeds, and have around 350 cows for milking. (skd.se, 06 Dec 2016)

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 2
Men's Tournament Semifinal 201
Men's Tournament Bronze Medal Match 102
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Group B 6
Men's Tournament Classification 5-8 201
Men's Tournament Classification 5-6 101
Men's Tournament Group B 5
Men's Tournament Group B 3
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
Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympic Winter Games (Salt Lake City, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Bronze Medal Match 1
Men's Tournament Preliminary 2
Men's Tournament Preliminary 6
Men's Tournament Preliminary 10
Men's Tournament Preliminary 11
Men's Tournament Preliminary 12
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