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Patrik Hetmer

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B2
Guide
Miroslav Macala

Further personal information

Family
Wife Lucie, daughter Leontyna
Residence
Luhacovice, CZE
Occupation
Athlete, Teacher
Languages
Czech, English
Higher education
Geography, Physical Education - Masaryk University: Brno, CZE

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para alpine skiing at age three in the Sumava Mountains in the Czech Republic.
Club / Team
BSC Prague: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Frantisek Dostalek, CZE, from 2013

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Czech Republic
Location
Innerkrems, AUT

General interest

Nicknames
Bety (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Hobbies
Mountain biking, long-distance running, spending time with family. (Athlete, 21 Jan 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in giant slalom at the 2015 World Championships in Panorama, BC, Canada, and finishing sixth in downhill at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 21 Jan 2019)
Most influential person in career
His parents and his grandfather. (Athlete, 13 Jun 2016)
Hero / Idol
Swiss alpine skier Didier Cuche. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Injuries
He required surgery on his spleen and was unable to compete at the 2019 World Championships in Slovenia and Italy. (Athlete, 21 Jan 2019)

In January 2017 he injured the Achilles tendon in his left leg while competing at the World Cup event in Innerkrems, Austria. The injury meant he missed the 2017 World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018; aktualne.cz, 29 Sep 2017)

He underwent surgery on his left knee in 2003. (Athlete, 13 Jun 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Live a full life, you live only once." (Athlete, 13 Jun 2016)
Other sports
He has competed in Para athletics. He also competed in Para cycling road at the 2015 European Cup in Vratna, Slovakia. (BSC Prague Facebook page, 21 Aug 2020; Athlete, 13 Jun 2016)
Ambitions
To become a professional athlete, and to compete at both the summer and winter Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 21 Jan 2019)
Impairment
He has a visual field of four degrees. (Athlete, 13 Jun 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-09 9999
Men's Slalom Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-13 8
Men's Super Combined Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-14 7
Men's Giant Slalom Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-15 9999
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill VI Race 1 2015-03-04 6
Men's Super-G VI Race 1 2015-03-05 6
Men's Super-Combined VI Race 1 2015-03-07 9999
Men's Giant Slalom VI Race 1 2015-03-08 3
Men's Slalom VI Race 1 2015-03-10 6
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-10 6
Men's Super-G Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-11 10
Men's Super Combined Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-13 8
Men's Giant Slalom Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-14 9999
Men's Slalom Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-17 8