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KASPERI Per
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Sweden   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthStockholm, SWE
Height1.75 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Residence
Stockholm, SWE
Occupation
Personal Trainer
Languages
English, Swedish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey at age six in Stockholm, Sweden.
Why this sport?
"My older brother played [ice] hockey, so it was a dream for me to be a hockey star like him. What I like about the sport is that it's fast and a tough game with full contact, and to achieve things as a team is just amazing."
Club / Team
Nacka HI: Sweden
Name of coach
Peter Ojala [club], SWE; Erik Vikstrom [national], SWE
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Sweden
General Interest
Most influential person in career
His brothers. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Canadian ice hockey player Sidney Crosby. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do what you love and are passionate about, and dare to try new things and never let anyone limit you." (svensktkosttillskott.se, 31 May 2018)
Famous relatives
His father Allan has served as team manager of the Swedish national Para ice hockey team, and vice president of Swedish Para sports club Nacka HI. (IPC, 21 Mar 2017; hejaolika.se, 15 Jan 2011)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (svensktkosttillskott.se, 31 May 2018)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Other information
TATTOO
He got a tattoo for inspiration. "On my 18th birthday I got my first tattoo, a sentence that has been in my head since I was probably 15 years old. It says, 'You can be different'." (paralympic.org, 11 Dec 2013)

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  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2011 Team  
5 2016 Team