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Werner Winkler

Para Ice Hockey


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Wife Lisi, son Max, daughter Julia
Cermes, ITA
German, Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2002.
Why this sport?
The sport was new to Italy in 2002, and he was interested in ice hockey.
Club / Team
South Tyrol Eagles: Italy
Name of coach
Ulrich Larch [club]; Massimo Da Rin [national], ITA
Preferred position / style / stance / technique

International debut

Competing for

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2011 European Championships in Solleftea, Sweden. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
His coaches. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
US boxer Mike Tyson. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Go and win." (, 08 Feb 2018)
In 1984 he was involved in a motorcycle accident in Vinschgau, Italy. He underwent a disarticulation of his left leg, meaning it was removed at the joint instead of cutting through the bone. (, 15 Nov 2011; Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010;, 2004)


Unit Date Rank
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Group A 3
Men's Tournament Classification 7-8 102
Men's Tournament Classification 5-8 202
Men's Tournament Group A 6
Men's Tournament Group A 5
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Classification 7-8 102
Mixed Classification 5-8 201
Mixed Group B 6
Mixed Group B 3
Mixed Group B 1
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
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