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KUNST Simon
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Germany   
GenderMen
Age36
Place of BirthBerlin, GDR
Height1.72 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Residence
Hanover, GER
Occupation
Social Worker
Languages
German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey at age 19 in Hanover, Germany.
Why this sport?
"I was interested in ice hockey so I looked for a club in Hanover for Para ice hockey."
Club / Team
ERC Hanover Ice Lions: Germany
Name of coach
Andreas Pokorny [national], GER
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Goaltender
Senior International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
Germany
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Pinerolo, ITA
General Interest
Nicknames
Splinter (Athlete, 08 Oct 2019)
Hobbies
Climbing. (Instagram profile, 14 Nov 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Beating the Czech Republic in a 2015 international match that retained Germany's 'Pool A' status. (Athlete, 08 Oct 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Tim Siekmann. (Athlete, 08 Oct 2019)
Injuries
He fractured his foot in 2019. (Athlete, 08 Oct 2019)
Impairment
He has a form of cerebral palsy named spastic diplegia. The condition causes constant stiffness in his leg muscles. (deutsche-paralympische-mannschaft.de, 01 May 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
6 2015 Team  
7 2017 Team  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2016 Team