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Zdenek Klima

Para Ice Hockey


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Ceské Budejovice, CZE
Athlete, Manager

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2002 in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
He decided to try Para sports following his accident. He initially took up athletics and handcycling before moving on to Para ice hockey after being encouraged by a friend.
Club / Team
Motor Sledge Ceske Budejovice: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Jiri Briza [national], CZE; Jiri Hanzal, CZE
Preferred position / style / stance / technique

International debut

Competing for
Czech Republic

General interest

Klimic (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Fishing, cars. (, 01 Mar 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, and winning silver at the 2011 European Championships in Solleftea, Sweden. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian Para ice hockey player Rolf Einar Pedersen. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
To win a medal at the 2019 World Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. (Athlete, 10 Jan 2019)
In 1989 both of his legs were amputated after he was hit by train. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018;, 01 Mar 2018)


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
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