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WLISZCZAK Dennis
Sport Para athletics, Para ice hockey
NPC Austria   
GenderMen
Age44
Place of BirthVienna, AUT
Height1.90 m
Weight 60 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Vienna, AUT
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
German, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing ice sledge hockey in 2011.
Why this sport?
He decided to quit para-athletics after suffering knee and ankle injuries. He received a call from the president of his local ice sledge hockey association and decided to take up the sport.
Club / Team
Vienna Warriors: Austria
Name of coach
Mario Kastner [club]; Zdenek Vanek [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing basketball, volleyball, javelin, skiing, cycling. (Facebook profile, 05 Aug 2012)
Injuries
He injured his Achilles tendon in 2010. (Athlete, 20 Dec 2010)
Other sports
He won bronze in the F42 high jump at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. From 1999-2002 he competed in para-cycling events in Europe, and has also participated in para-alpine skiing at national level. (wliszczak.at, 20 Dec 2010; sledgehockey-vienna.at, 14 Aug 2012)
Impairment
He lost his right leg as a result of a road accident in Croatia at age three. He was struck by a motorcycle which was travelling at 80km/h in a 30km/h zone. (wliszczak.at, 03 Nov 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
3 2004 High Jump F42 1.68 
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
2 2006 High Jump F42 1.65
6 2011 High Jump F42 1.50