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VATNE Emil
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Norway   
GenderMen
Age22
Place of BirthOslo, NOR
Height1.52 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Residence
Nærbø, NOR
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Norwegian, Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2007 in Naerbo, Norway.
Why this sport?
His parents enrolled him in a newly established Para ice hockey club in Naerbo, Norway. "They thought it was something for me."
Club / Team
Valerenga Para Ice Hockey: Norway
Name of coach
Andre Lysenstoen [national], NOR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward
Senior International Debut
Year
2016
Competing for
Norway
Location
Skien, NOR
General Interest
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian Para ice hockey player Rolf Einar Pedersen. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Injuries
Following a severe injury to his left forearm sustained during a training match in April 2019, he required more than four surgeries. He first returned to the ice during a Paralympic sports day event in October that year. (aftenbladet.no, 04 Oct 2019; Instagram profile, 25 May 2019)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida and is paralysed from the waist down. (nrk.no, 01 Aug 2021; Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2018 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
4 2017 Team  
6 2020/2021 Team