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HAGEN Eskil
Sport Para ice hockey, Wheelchair Curling
NPC Norway   
GenderMen
Age52
Place of BirthLillehammer, NOR
Height1.87 m
Weight 99 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Two children
Residence
Flateby, NOR
Occupation
Technician
Languages
English, Norwegian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1993 in Lillehammer, Norway.
Why this sport?
He wanted to practise a team sport.
Club / Team
Valerenga Ishockey: Oslo, NOR
Name of coach
Espen Hegde [national], NOR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence
Senior International Debut
Year
1993
Competing for
Norway
General Interest
Hobbies
Listening to music. (idrett.no, 14 Feb 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 1998 Paralympic Winter Games in Nagano, and claiming bronze at the 2010 Games in Vancouver. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Famous relatives
His wife Shauna Maria Whyte represented Canada at the 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in cross-country skiing, and at the 2008 Paralympic Games in cycling. (cccski.com, 22 Mar 2013; gd.no, 28 Mar 2012; thestarphoenix.com, 20 Mar 2010)
Impairment
He was involved in a motorcycle accident, which resulted in him injuring his spinal cord. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018; gd.no, 28 Mar 2012)
Other information
IPC COUNCIL
He was named to the International Paralympic Committee's [IPC] Athlete's Council in 2013. (paralympic.org, 27 Jan 2014; insidethegames.biz, 06 May 2013)

PARALYMPIC ROMANCE
He married Shauna Maria Whyte, a fellow Paralympian, after they met during the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin. (vancouversun.com, 20 Mar 2010)

PARALYMPIC GOALS
He scored both goals when Norway beat Canada 2-0 for the gold medal at the 1998 Paralympic Winter Games in Nagano, then a goal in the final seconds of Norway's 2-1 win against Canada for the bronze medal at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (vancouversun.com, 20 Mar 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para ice hockey
Rank Year Event Result
2 1994 Team  
1 1998 Team  
2 2002 Team  
2 2006 Team  
3 2010 Team  
4 2014 Team  
5 2018 Team  
World Championship - Para ice hockey
Rank Year Event Result
2 1996 Team  
2 2000 Team  
1 2004 Team  
2 2008 Team  
2 2008/2009 Team  
5 2012 Team  
5 2013 Team