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FOJTIK Erik
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Slovakia   
GenderMen
Age48
Place of BirthŽiar nad Hronom, TCH
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Further Personal Information
Family
Twins Sofia and Erik
Residence
Slavicín, CZE
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Czech, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2002 in Zlin, Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
He was inspired to take up ice sledge hockey after watching video footage of the sport.
Club / Team
HC Sledge Studenka: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Jan Sopik [club]; Radoslav Bielecka [national]; Miroslav Drab [national], SVK
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward
Senior International Debut
Year
2001
Competing for
Czech Republic
General Interest
Nicknames
Philosopher (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Impairment
He had both legs amputated at age 19. (spv.sk, Mar 2015; mr-sport.cz, Mar 2010)
Other information
COMPETING FOR SLOVAKIA
He played for Czech Republic at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2010 and 2014 before switching to compete for Slovakia, the country of origin of his mother. "After some problems with the Czech team in Sochi [2014 Paralympic Winter Games], I decided to try something different." (rozhlas.cz, 03 Mar 2015; spv.sk, 24 Feb 2015; SportsDeskOnline, 15 Mar 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2010 Team  
5 2014 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
4 2009 Team  
4 2012 Team  
4 2013 Team  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2011 Team