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Rupert Kanestrin

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Bolzano, ITA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
German, Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2007 in Merano, Italy.
Club / Team
South Tyrol Eagles: Bolzano, ITA
Name of coach
Gottfried Kasslatter [club]; Massimo Da Rin [national], ITA
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Goaltender

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Italy
Tournament
World Championships
Location
United States

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2009 World Championships A-Pool in Ostrava, Czech Republic. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Most influential person in career
His wife. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Anything is possible." (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Impairment
He had his right leg amputated at the knee. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)

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