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BLEIDORN Gerd
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Germany   
GenderMen
Age64
Place of BirthMinden, FRG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Germany
Languages
German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He started playing sledge hockey around 1996.
Why this sport?
He was one of the first Germans to try sledge hockey, after Detlef Zinke [president of the RSG Hanover ice hockey club] discovered sledge hockey in 1996 in Sweden, and brought it to Germany. "Through the sport I got total self-confidence", he says. "You have to push through physically, must be clear in your head - and these are precisely the things that are needed for your everyday life."
Name of coach
Michael Gursinsky [national]
General Interest
Hobbies
Sports in general. (Haz.de, 12 Jan 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
He says he can't imagine a life without sport. "Once you're active, you stay active." (Haz.de, 12 Jan 2012)
Ambitions
He wants to try canoeing at elite level, as it is another Paralympic sport. (Haz.de, 12 Jan 2012)
Other information
IMPAIRMENT
At age 14 he lost both lower legs in a railway accident. (Haz.de, 12 Jan 2012)

RETIREMENT
He has retired as an ice sledge hockey player and coach. (ice-lions-langenhagen.de, 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2006 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
7 2004 Team  
5 2008 Team  
8 2008/2009 Team  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2011 Team