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SEDLACEK Patrik
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Czech Republic   
GenderMen
Age21
Place of BirthPlzen, CZE
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Domazlice, CZE
Languages
Czech, English, German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training with the Czech national Para ice hockey team in January 2021.
Why this sport?
He had played able-bodied ice hockey, and was looking for activities he could take part in after losing his leg. "From the beginning, when I was in the hospital, we thought about what I could do. And Para ice hockey was probably one of the first ideas in terms of sports. My dad suggested it when he saw some recruitment posts on social media."
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
Forward
General Interest
Hobbies
Fitness, playing video games, cars, motorcycles. (YouTube channel, 22 Sep 2021; Facebook profile, 21 Sep 2021; Athlete, 05 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Placing fifth at the 2021 World Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
His family and friends, and Czech Para ice hockey player Michal Geier. (hcdomazlice.cz, 31 Jan 2021; Athlete, 05 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
US Para athlete Jack Wallace. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2022)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
"I need to listen to my music. On the ice, I need to throw a puck in the air, and bring it back down with the stick." (Athlete, 05 Mar 2022)
Other sports
Before he acquired his impairment he played able-bodied ice hockey for HC Domazlice's U18 team in the Czech Republic. (chebsky.denik.cz, 09 Sep 2021; eliteprospects.com, 01 Jun 2021)
Impairment
He lost his right leg in February 2019. (hcdomazlice.cz, 31 Jan 2021; Facebook profile, 03 Feb 2020)

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