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Stephan Kafmann

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Partner Karin, two sons.
Residence
Caldaro, ITA
Occupation
Chef
Languages
English, German, Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2015.
Why this sport?
"To feel free again."
Club / Team
South Tyrol Eagles: Italy
Name of coach
Franco Comencini [club], ITA; Massimo Da Rin [national], ITA
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
Italy
Location
Turin, ITA

General interest

Nicknames
Kaffy (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Hobbies
Swimming, mountain biking. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
Italian Para ice hockey player Florian Planker. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
Italian motorcycle racer Valentino Rossi. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Injuries
He struggled with a back injury in 2021. (fisg.it, 13 May 2021)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He listens to music before competing. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (comitatoparalimpico.it, 08 Feb 2018)
Impairment
His right leg was amputated following a car accident. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018; gazzetta.it, 10 Apr 2017)

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