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Tor Joakim Rivera

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Norwegian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2008 in Moss, Norway.
Why this sport?
He liked the speed, freedom, action and physical contact aspects of the sport.
Club / Team
Krakene Moss: Norway
Name of coach
Andre Lysenstoen [national], NOR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Norway
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Sollefteå, SWE

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2011 European Championships in Solleftea, Sweden. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Espen Hegde. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Swedish ice hockey player Niklas Kronwall. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always have fun." (Athlete, 10 Mar 2014)
Other sports
He has competed in wheelchair tennis and was a Norwegian national doubles champion in 2018 and 2021. (Halden Tennisklubb Facebook page, 16 Aug 2021; ha-halden.no, 21 Dec 2018
Impairment
He has spina bifida. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Other information
BUSINESS
He has worked as a self-employed web designer. (trivera.net, 01 Jan 2020; riveraconsulting.no, 01 Jan 2020)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as coach of the European women's Para ice hockey team. (European Women's Sledge Hockey Team Facebook page, 04 Nov 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group A 2014-03-08 1
Mixed Group A 2014-03-09 4
Mixed Group A 2014-03-11 5
Mixed Group A - Standings 2014-03-11 2
Mixed Semifinal 2014-03-13 201
Mixed Bronze Medal Match 2014-03-15 102
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 2018-03-12 4
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-13 6
Mixed Tournament Group A - Standings 2018-03-13 3
Mixed Tournament Classification 5-8 2018-03-14 2
Mixed Tournament Classification 5-6 2018-03-16 1