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VON KOCH Harald
Sport Para alpine skiing, Para athletics
NPC Sweden   
GenderMen
Age53
Place of BirthSöderköping, SWE
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Leg length difference
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Ana, son Axel [from a previous relationship], daughter Ebba
Residence
Sollentuna, SWE
Occupation
Accountant, Economist
Languages
English, Swedish
Higher education
Economics
Sport Specific Information
Name of coach
Vicente Tomas [national], ESP
General Interest
Hobbies
Diving, golf, basketball, badminton, cycling and tennis. (hakehb.com, 18 Jan 2014)
Other sports
He competed in the pentathlon event at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (bbc.co.uk, 06 Oct 2004)
Famous relatives
His wife Anna von Koch has competed in para-alpine skiing at international level. (paralympic.org, 03 Jan 2014)
Impairment
He was born with an underdeveloped right leg. (nt.se, 08 Aug 2006)
Other information
TELEVISION
He was a participant in a Swedish television programme called Against All Odds, which aired in November 2011. The show followed nine people with impairments as they trekked 1,500km from Zambia to Namibia. He met his wife Ana on the show, as she also participated in the trek. (nrk.no, 19 Jan 2012)

WORKING ABROAD
He has worked as a teacher and a economist in Switzerland, and as a hotel worker in Cyprus. (nrk.no, 19 Jan 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
9 2004 Discus Throw F44/46 38.67 
8 2004 Pentathlon P44 3324 
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
12 2002 Javelin Throw F44 33.07
6 2002 Pentathlon P44 3238