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WISTRAND Anders
Sport Para ice hockey, Wheelchair Tennis
NPC Sweden   
GenderMen
Age38
Place of BirthVaxholm, SWE
Height1.57 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Residence
Vaxholm, SWE
Occupation
Graphical Design
Languages
English, Swedish
Higher education
Design - University of Newcastle: Australia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey at age 14 in Nacka, Sweden.
Why this sport?
"I tried it once and fell in love with it."
Club / Team
Nacka HI: Stockholm, SWE
Name of coach
Erik Vikstrom [national], SWE
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward
Senior International Debut
Year
2001
Competing for
Sweden
Opponent
Estonia
Location
Tallinn, EST
General Interest
Nicknames
Lizard [because he is 'temperature sensitive']. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2018)
Hobbies
Photography. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Attending his first opening ceremony at the Paralympic Winter Games, in 2010 in Vancouver. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sports have given me leadership skills, and made me a team player." (anderswistrand.com, 23 May 2018)
Other sports
He has played wheelchair tennis, and was ranked ninth in both singles and men's doubles at the 2016 British Open. (SportsDeskOnline, 27 Feb 2018; anderswistrand.com, 07 Apr 2017)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida, which resulted in paraplegia. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2018)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He has worked as graphical designer for several agencies in Sweden since 2006, and decided to start working freelance in 2015. (anderswistrand.com, 23 May 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para ice hockey
Rank Year Event Result
8 2010 Team  
8 2014 Team  
7 2018 Team  
World Championship - Para ice hockey
Rank Year Event Result
8 2013 Team  
European Championships - Para ice hockey
Rank Year Event Result
5 2011 Team  
World Ranking (2017/01/02) - Wheelchair Tennis
Rank Year Event Result
157 2017 Singles  
148 2017 Singles