Simon Kunst

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Hanover, GER
Occupation
Social Worker
Languages
German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey at age 19 in Hanover, Germany.
Why this sport?
"I was interested in ice hockey so I looked for a club in Hanover for Para ice hockey."
Club / Team
ERC Hanover Ice Lions: Germany
Name of coach
Andreas Pokorny [national], GER
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Goaltender

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Germany
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Pinerolo, ITA

General interest

Nicknames
Splinter (Athlete, 08 Oct 2019)
Hobbies
Climbing. (Instagram profile, 14 Nov 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Beating the Czech Republic in a 2015 international match that retained Germany's 'Pool A' status. (Athlete, 08 Oct 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Tim Siekmann. (Athlete, 08 Oct 2019)
Injuries
He fractured his foot in 2019. (Athlete, 08 Oct 2019)
Impairment
He has a form of cerebral palsy named spastic diplegia. The condition causes constant stiffness in his leg muscles. (deutsche-paralympische-mannschaft.de, 01 May 2015)