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WAGNER Karel
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Czech Republic   
GenderMen
Age24
Place of BirthKarlovy Vary, CZE
Height1.75 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Residence
Karlovy Vary, CZE
Languages
Czech, English, Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2009 in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
He played football when he was younger but had problems with coordination and movement because of his impairment. He took up Para ice hockey when he was old enough to start playing in the Czech national league. "I love sport, mainly team sports. I wanted to do some sport and sledge hockey was an option."
Club / Team
SKV Sharks: Karlovy Vary, CZE
Name of coach
Miroslav Hrbek [club], CZE; Jakub Novotny [national]
Training Regime
He trains on the ice for six hours a week.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Czech Republic
General Interest
Hobbies
Sports. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Placing fourth at the 2019 World Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
His mother, and Czech Para ice hockey player Michal Geier. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2022, 08 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Japanese Para ice hockey player Taimei Shiba, Czech Para ice hockey player Michal Geier. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2022, 08 Mar 2018)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He listens to music before matches. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It is never too late to be what you might have been." (Facebook profile, 28 Jul 2017)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy. The condition affects the right side of his body. (rozhlas.cz, 01 Feb 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2018 Team  
6 2022 Team  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2019 Team  
5 2020/2021 Team