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Pavel Dolezal

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Languages
Czech, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2014 in Pardubice, Czech Republic, after Czech Para ice hockey player Pavel Kubes invited him to a training session.
Why this sport?
He played football before he acquired his impairment. He wanted to stay active and thought Para ice hockey seemed like an interesting team sport after discovering it on the internet.
Club / Team
SHK Mustangove AUTO IN: Pardubice, CZE
Name of coach
Jiri Briza [national], CZE
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Czech Republic

General interest

Nicknames
Dolek (meltingpotforum.com, 17 Jul 2019)
Hobbies
Norse mythology, sports, playing the guitar. (meltingpotforum.com, 17 Jul 2019; Athlete, 18 Jan 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the 2017 Paralympic Winter Games Qualification Tournament in Ostersund, Sweden. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Czech Para ice hockey player Pavel Kubes, and coach Jiri Briza. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Czech footballer Pavel Nedved, Czech ice hockey player Jaromir Jagr. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he was named Para Ice Hockey Player of the Year in the Czech Republic. (raeda.cz, 01 Jan 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 18 Jan 2019)
Impairment
In 2013, at age 19, his spinal cord became inflamed. (raeda.cz, 01 Jan 2020; mestoprosec.cz, 01 Mar 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
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