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LUNDGREN Rasmus
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Sweden   
GenderMen
Age30
Place of BirthTomelilla, SWE
Height1.58 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Residence
Tomelilla, SWE
Languages
English, Swedish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey at age seven in Malmo, Sweden.
Why this sport?
"I tried table tennis and shooting but when I first played sledge hockey I knew it was the sport for me."
Club / Team
FIFH Malmo: Sweden
Training Regime
He trains five days a week, sometimes several times a day. He often practises tackles by using advertising signs. "People who do not know me wonder what I'm doing but that's the only way to train tackles."
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Sweden
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Czech Republic
General Interest
Hobbies
Swimming. (Team Sweden Sledge Hockey Facebook page, 07 Mar 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2014)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
Swedish ice hockey player Nicklas Lidstrom. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Clarify goals for yourself and practise to reach them. Be a good team player. Players that are willing to put time in training will succeed, and most of all it's important to do everything that it takes to become the best." (handikappidrott.se, 2013)
Milestones
At age 14 he was the youngest athlete to compete at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin. (ystadsallehanda.se, 21 Feb 2009; SportsDeskOnline, 19 Mar 2006)
Famous relatives
His father Jorgen coached the Sweden national Para ice hockey team at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (lokaltidningen.se, 24 Feb 2015; gettyimages.com, 09 Mar 2014)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida, and is paralysed from the waist down. (Facebook page, 27 Aug 2017; Athlete, 09 Mar 2014)
Other information
CONSIDERING RETIREMENT
In 2017 he revealed he had though about retiring from the sport. He made his international debut for Sweden in 2005, and was the youngest athlete from any nation to compete at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin. "It's not easy to stay motivated every day for so many years. I have come to a point where I feel I want to try to be more involved in social life. That's something I've chosen to neglect in all these years because the hockey has gone first. Now, honestly, I do not know what comes first. Hockey has meant a lot to me. It has also characterised my life ever since I started at the age of seven. Even though I might not go on, it will always be a big part of me and who I've been. If I continue, I will continue. I take it one year at a time." (skurupsposten.se, 26 Oct 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2006 Team  
8 2010 Team  
8 2014 Team  
7 2018 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
8 2013 Team  
6 2017 Team  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2011 Team  
5 2016 Team