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Zdenek Habl

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Wife Kamila, two children
Residence
Zlín, CZE
Languages
Czech, Slovak

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para ice hockey in 2005 in Zlin, Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
His doctor also worked for a Para ice hockey club in Zlin, Czech Republic, and suggested that Habl try the sport.
Club / Team
SHK LAPP Zlin: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Tomas Sedlacek [club], CZE; Jiri Briza [national], CZE
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Czech Republic

General interest

Nicknames
Zdenkyu (caths.cz, 21 Feb 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver at the 2011 European Championships in Solleftea, Sweden. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach David Vrbka. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named in the CPHL All-Star team in the Czech Republic in 2014/15 and 2015/16. (denik.cz, 23 Mar 2016; hokej.cz, 08 Mar 2015)

He was named Most Valuable Player [MVP] of the 2014 Czech Open [four nation tournament] in Litomerice, Czech Republic. (hokej.cz, 26 Dec 2014)

He was named the 2008/09 Player of the Year in the Czech Republic. (sport.cz, 22 Aug 2009)
Famous relatives
His younger brother David Habl has played Para ice hockey for the SHK LAPP Zlin club in the Czech Republic. (sledgehokejzlin.cz, 10 Oct 2020; zlinskynocnik.cz, 12 Feb 2017)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated after he was hit by a car in 2004. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018; zlinsky.denik.cz, 01 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group A 2
Mixed Group A 3
Mixed Group A 6
Mixed Classification 5-8 201
Mixed Classification 5-6 101
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group A 2014-03-08 1
Mixed Group A 2014-03-09 3
Mixed Group A 2014-03-11 6
Mixed Group A - Standings 2014-03-11 3
Mixed Classification 5-6 2014-03-12 202
Mixed Classification 5-8 2014-03-14 101
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-11 3
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-12 4
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-13 6
Mixed Tournament Group B - Standings 2018-03-13 3
Mixed Tournament Classification 5-8 2018-03-14 1
Mixed Tournament Classification 5-6 2018-03-16 1