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Rasmus Lundgren

Para Ice Hockey


Impairment information

Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Tomelilla, SWE
English, Swedish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey at age seven in Malmo, Sweden.
Why this sport?
"I tried table tennis and shooting but when I first played sledge hockey I knew it was the sport for me."
Club / Team
FIFH Malmo: Sweden
Training Regime
He trains five days a week, sometimes several times a day. He often practises tackles by using advertising signs. "People who do not know me wonder what I'm doing but that's the only way to train tackles."
Preferred position / style / stance / technique

International debut

Competing for
European Championships
Czech Republic

General interest

Swimming. (Team Sweden Sledge Hockey Facebook page, 07 Mar 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2014)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
Swedish ice hockey player Nicklas Lidstrom. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Clarify goals for yourself and practise to reach them. Be a good team player. Players that are willing to put time in training will succeed, and most of all it's important to do everything that it takes to become the best." (, 2013)
At age 14 he was the youngest athlete to compete at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin. (, 21 Feb 2009; SportsDeskOnline, 19 Mar 2006)
Famous relatives
His father Jorgen coached the Sweden national Para ice hockey team at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (, 24 Feb 2015;, 09 Mar 2014)
He was born with spina bifida, and is paralysed from the waist down. (Facebook page, 27 Aug 2017; Athlete, 09 Mar 2014)
Other information
In 2017 he revealed he had though about retiring from the sport. He made his international debut for Sweden in 2005, and was the youngest athlete from any nation to compete at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin. "It's not easy to stay motivated every day for so many years. I have come to a point where I feel I want to try to be more involved in social life. That's something I've chosen to neglect in all these years because the hockey has gone first. Now, honestly, I do not know what comes first. Hockey has meant a lot to me. It has also characterised my life ever since I started at the age of seven. Even though I might not go on, it will always be a big part of me and who I've been. If I continue, I will continue. I take it one year at a time." (, 26 Oct 2017)


Unit Date Rank
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Group B 3
Men's Tournament Classification 5-6 101
Men's Tournament Classification 5-8 201
Men's Tournament Group B 6
Men's Tournament Group B 5
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Classification 7-8 102
Mixed Classification 5-8 202
Mixed Group B 6
Mixed Group B 4
Mixed Group B 2
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