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Sandro Kalegaris

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
One child
Occupation
Manager
Languages
English, German, Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2011 in Klagenfurt, Austria.
Why this sport?
He liked the physical nature and speed of the sport and was invited to join a Para ice hockey team in Austria. "That's how this adventure began."
Club / Team
Carinthian Steelers: Klagenfurt, AUT
Name of coach
Massimo Da Rin [national], ITA
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward

General interest

Hobbies
Fishing. (Instagram profile, 31 Jul 2020)
Most influential person in career
Italian Para ice hockey player Florian Planker. (comitatoparalimpico.it, 08 Feb 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always give 100%". (comitatoparalimpico.it, 08 Feb 2018)
Milestones
He became the first player to score a goal for Austria at a world championships when he found the net in a 6-1 defeat against Sweden at the 2012 World Championships B-Pool in Novi Sad, Serbia. (paralympic.org, 15 Nov 2012, 14 Nov 2012)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. (comitatoparalimpico.it, 28 Apr 2019)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated following a motorcycle accident. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Other information
FROM AUSTRIA TO ITALY
He previously represented Austria in Para ice hockey, but switched to compete for Italy in 2014. (Austrian Sledge Facebook page, 24 Oct 2014; paralympic.org, 14 Nov 2012)

OCCUPATION
He works as a sales manager for a fishing equipment company. (Facebook profile, 05 Sep 2021; Instagram profile, 25 Aug 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
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