Page back
RAKOS Niklas
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Sweden   
GenderMen
Age35
Place of BirthStockholm, SWE
Height1.89 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Emily
Residence
Abisko, SWE
Occupation
Engineer, Researcher
Languages
English, Norwegian, Swedish
Higher education
Environmental Studies, Geology - Stockholm University: Sweden
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 17 in Nacka, Sweden.
Why this sport?
"I had always wanted to play ice hockey, so when I found sledge hockey I started right away."
Club / Team
Nacka HI: Sweden
Name of coach
Erik Vikstrom [national], SWE
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward
Senior International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
Sweden
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Turin, ITA
General Interest
Nicknames
Algen [it is the Swedish word for moose. "I was the tallest in my team with the longest legs. Also, my poling technique on the ice reminds some [people] of a running moose."] (Athlete, 04 Mar 2018)
Hobbies
Kayaking, skiing, hiking in the mountains, fishing. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Scoring a goal against the Republic of Korea at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Swedish Para ice hockey player Jens Kask. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Swedish ice hockey player Peter Forsberg. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2018)
Injuries
He competed with a broken thumb at the 2013 World Championships A-Pool in Goyang, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2018)

In 2013 he sustained a broken rib, which prevented him from training for three days. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2018)

In 2011 he was sidelined for one month due to concussion. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2018)

He played with a broken finger at a club tournament in 2007. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2018)
Impairment
He has decreased sensation and no movement below the knees in both legs. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2018)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He has worked as a research engineer for the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat. (polar.se, 17 Jan 2019; Facebook profile, 07 Jan 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2010 Team  
8 2014 Team  
7 2018 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
8 2013 Team  
6 2017 Team  
7 2019 Team  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2011 Team  
5 2016 Team