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NOVAK Martin
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Czech Republic   
GenderMen
Age48
Place of BirthGottwaldow, TCH
Height1.80 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Simona
Residence
Kromeriz, CZE
Languages
Czech, Russian, Slovak
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2012 in Olomouc, Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
He worked for a company that sold wheelchairs in Prerov, Czech Republic. Some of his colleagues knew Para ice hockey players and encouraged him to try the sport.
Club / Team
SOHO Olomoucti Kohouti: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Libor Hulin [club], CZE; Jiri Briza [national], CZE
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Czech Republic
General Interest
Most influential person in career
His wife. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Czech Para ice hockey player Libor Hulin. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Impairment
His right leg was amputated after he was hit by train. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018; rozhlas.cz, 04 Jan 2015)
Other information
SANCTION
He tested positive for the banned substance indapamide following a 2016 World Championships B-Pool match in Tomakomai, Japan, and served a six-month suspension from January 2017 to July 2017. (paralympic.org, 31 Mar 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2018 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
7 2015 Team  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016 Team