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KRUPICKA Zdenek
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Czech Republic   
GenderMen
Age42
Place of BirthKolín, TCH
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Residence
Prague, CZE
Languages
Czech, Slovak
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey as soon as he had the chance because he had always liked the sport. He had previously tried tennis, floorball, and table tennis. "Para ice hockey gives me adrenaline and a zest for life."
Club / Team
HC Sparta Praha: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Jakub Novotny [club, national]
Training Regime
He trains for 20 hours a week.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward
General Interest
Nicknames
Krupice, Krupajs (caths.cz, 22 Feb 2014; Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Hobbies
Fishing, travelling, spending time in nature. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Representing the Czech Republic at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2010, 2014, and 2018. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
His brothers Jiri and Tomas, and Czech Para ice hockey player Roman Herink. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018, 05 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
Canadian Para ice hockey player Brad Bowden, US Para ice hockey player Brody Roybal. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018, 05 Mar 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Whatever it is, every time I go on." (proboxing.cz, 04 May 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named Czech Republic's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (IPC Entries, 04 Mar 2022)
Other sports
He has played wheelchair floorball at club level in the Czech Republic. (lui.cz, 19 Aug 2020; praguewheelopen.cz, 25 Mar 2014)
Famous relatives
His brother Jiri Krupicka has played Para ice hockey for the HC Sparta Praha club in the Czech Republic. (sledgehokejzlin.esports.cz, 19 Sep 2020; Athlete, 25 Jan 2019)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida, which means his lower limbs are underdeveloped. (lui.cz, 19 Aug 2020; blesk.cz, 03 Oct 2019; Athlete, 07 Mar 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2010 Team  
5 2014 Team  
6 2018 Team  
6 2022 Team  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2008/2009 Team  
4 2012 Team  
4 2013 Team  
7 2015 Team  
4 2019 Team  
5 2020/2021 Team  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2011 Team  
4 2016 Team