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Radoslaw Drapala

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Szczecin, POL
Languages
Polish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey at age 15 in Elblag, Poland.
Why this sport?
"On my first day on the ice I felt like the sport was made for me."
Club / Team
IKS Atak: Elblag, POL
Name of coach
Tomasz Wozny [national], POL
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Poland
Opponent
Netherlands
Location
Sollefteå, SWE

General interest

Nicknames
Radzio, Radek (Facebook profile, 11 Mar 2021; Athlete, 14 Oct 2019)
Hobbies
Sports, music, books, computer games. (Athlete, 14 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Scoring the equalising goal in a match against Great Britain in Ostersund, Sweden. (Athlete, 14 Oct 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Sylwester Flis. (Athlete, 14 Oct 2019)
Hero / Idol
Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi. (Athlete, 14 Oct 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Athlete, 14 Oct 2019)
Other sports
He has won medals at the Polish national championships in sitting volleyball. (Athlete, 14 Oct 2019; gimnazjum.szczecin.pl, 21 Feb 2011)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 15 Jan 2019)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida and did not walk for the first seven years of his life. (Athlete, 14 Oct 2019; mmszczecin.pl, 03 Dec 2009)