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Zdenek Habl

Para Ice Hockey


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Wife Kamila, two children
Czech Republic
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. "I had no idea there was a national team. It certainly wasn't my immediate goal to play internationally. My first goal was to stay on the ice so I wouldn't fall. It just worked out over time."
Club / Team
SHK LAPP Zlin: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Tomas Sedlacek [club], CZE; Jakub Novotny [national]
Training Regime
He trains for 16 hours a week.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique

International debut

Competing for
Czech Republic

General interest

Zdenkyu (, 21 Feb 2014)
Spending time with family. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Scoring his first goal at the Paralympic Winter Games, against Japan at the 2010 Games in Vancouver. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
Coach David Vrbka. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
Czech ice hockey player Jaromir Jagr, Norwegian Para ice hockey player Rolf Einar Pedersen. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2022)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
"I have to be full. I can't play well without a good meal." (Athlete, 05 Mar 2022)
Awards and honours
He was named in the CPHL All-Star team in the Czech Republic in 2014/15 and 2015/16. (, 23 Mar 2016;, 08 Mar 2015)

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

He was named the 2008/09 Player of the Year in the Czech Republic. (, 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. (, 10 Oct 2020;, 12 Feb 2017)
His left leg was amputated after he was hit by a car in 2004. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018;, 01 Mar 2014)


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