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MENG Robin
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Sweden   
GenderMen
Age31
Place of BirthEskilstuna, SWE
Height1.71 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Majsan Carlsson
Residence
Eskilstuna, SWE
Languages
English, Swedish
Higher education
Sports Science - Boson Sports College: Lidingö, SWE
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2014 in Eskilstuna, Sweden.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up the sport by Swedish Para ice hockey player Peter Ojala.
Name of coach
Erik Vikstrom [national], SWE
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Sweden
Opponent
Germany
Tournament
Four Nations Tournament
Location
Hanover, GER
General Interest
Nicknames
Bobo (laget.se, 2017)
Hobbies
Wheelchair hockey, weightlifting, wheelchair floorball. (Team Sweden Sledge Hockey Facebook page, 26 Feb 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Swedish Para ice hockey player Per Kasperi. (svenskhockey.eu, 17 Nov 2014)
Injuries
In 2017 he sustained broken ribs during the Pyeonchang2018 Qualification Tournament in Ostersund, Sweden. (paralympics.se, 02 Mar 2018)

In September 2017 he sustained a concussion when a puck hit him on the back of the head. (paralympics.se, 27 Sep 2017)

In 2017 he was diagnosed with sepsis in his right foot. He was sidelined for three months. (parasport.nu, 02 Jan 2018)
Other sports
He competed in wheelchair basketball at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. He has also played wheelchair floorball at international level. (op.se, 18 Mar 2015; SportsDeskOnline, 17 Sep 2008)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida and has paraplegia. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Other information
UNLUCKY YEAR
His participation at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang was in serious doubt after he was diagnosed with blood poisoning in his right foot in mid-2017. He was out of action for three months, but then sustained a concussion when he returned to the ice after he was hit in the head by a puck. He recovered in time to compete at the Pyeonchang2018 Qualification Tournament in Ostersund, Sweden, where he broke some ribs in a tackle. Despite all of his injury problems, he was still able to compete at the Games in Pyeongchang. "The doctor said I was lucky to be alive [after he was diagnosed with blood poisoning]. I probably never realised how serious it was. I was bedridden almost the entire period, and at that point the Paralympics felt extremely far away." (paralympics.se, 02 Mar 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
7 2018 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
6 2017 Team  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016 Team