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KLIMA Zdenek
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Czech Republic   
GenderMen
Age48
Place of BirthTábor, TCH
Height1.84 m
Weight 86 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Ceské Budejovice, CZE
Occupation
Athlete, Manager
Languages
Czech
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2002 in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
He decided to try Para sports following his accident. He initially took up athletics and handcycling before moving on to Para ice hockey after being encouraged by a friend.
Club / Team
Motor Sledge Ceske Budejovice: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Jiri Briza [national], CZE; Jiri Hanzal, CZE
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Czech Republic
General Interest
Nicknames
Klimic (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Hobbies
Fishing, cars. (budejckadrbna.cz, 01 Mar 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, and winning silver at the 2011 European Championships in Solleftea, Sweden. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian Para ice hockey player Rolf Einar Pedersen. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2019 World Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. (Athlete, 10 Jan 2019)
Impairment
In 1989 both of his legs were amputated after he was hit by train. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018; budejckadrbna.cz, 01 Mar 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2010 Team  
6 2018 Team  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2008/2009 Team  
4 2013 Team  
4 2019 Team  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2011 Team