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Roberto Radice

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Italy
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
English, Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2006 in Varese, Italy.
Why this sport?
He had previously played football and wanted to get involved in another team sport following his accident. He fell in love with Para ice hockey after watching the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin. "I wanted to find new friends."
Club / Team
Polha Varese: Italy
Name of coach
Massimo Da Rin [national], ITA
Training Regime
He trains for up to nine hours per week.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Italy
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Vancouver, BC, CAN

General interest

Nicknames
Opy (hockeyarmatabrancaleone.it, 04 Apr 2007)
Hobbies
Travelling, skiing, cooking. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2011 European Championships in Solleftea, Sweden. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022; IPC, 2011)
Most influential person in career
Italian Para ice hockey players Bruno Balossetti and Ambrogio Magistrelli. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018, 03 Mar 2022
Hero / Idol
Italian Para ice hockey player Andrea Chiarotti. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Go on, even with one leg." (comitatoparalimpico.it, 08 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
He was given a Special Award at the 2018 Varese Sports Awards in Italy. (varesesport.com, 10 May 2018)
Impairment
He collided with a car while riding a moped at age 20. The accident resulted in the amputation of his left leg above the knee. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018; gazzetta.it, 27 Oct 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group B 1
Mixed Group B 3
Mixed Group B 6
Mixed Classification 5-8 201
Mixed Classification 7-8 102
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group B 2014-03-08 1
Mixed Group B 2014-03-09 4
Mixed Group B 2014-03-11 5
Mixed Group B - Standings 2014-03-11 3
Mixed Classification 5-6 2014-03-12 201
Mixed Classification 5-8 2014-03-14 101
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-10 1
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-11 3
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-12 5
Mixed Tournament Group A - Standings 2018-03-13 2
Mixed Tournament Semifinal 2018-03-15 2
Mixed Tournament Bronze Medal Match 2018-03-17 1