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MATOUSEK Jan
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Czech Republic   
GenderMen
Age37
Place of BirthZnojmo, TCH
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Znojmo, CZE
Occupation
Athlete, Security Guard
Languages
Czech, English, Slovak
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2006 in Zlin, Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
His friend from Znojmo, Czech Republic, encouraged him to try the sport.
Club / Team
SHK LAPP Zlin: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Tomas Sedlacek [club], CZE
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Goaltender
Senior International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
Czech Republic
General Interest
Nicknames
Mates (Athlete, 13 Jan 2019)
Hobbies
Boxing, wakeboarding, handcycling, swimming, tennis. (Athlete, 13 Jan 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (Athlete, 13 Jan 2019)
Hero / Idol
Canadian ice hockey goaltender Devan Dubnyk. (Athlete, 13 Jan 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"What does not kill you makes you stronger." (proboxing.cz, 04 May 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named in the 2015/16 CSHL All-Star team in the Czech Republic. (denik.cz, 23 Mar 2016)
Other sports
He has competed in Para boxing at national level in the Czech Republic. (Athlete, 13 Jan 2019; proboxing.cz, 30 Jan 2017)
Famous relatives
His younger brother Ondrej Matousek has played ice hockey at junior level. (Athlete, 13 Jan 2019; eliteprospects.com, 2018)
Impairment
He sustained spinal cord injuries after crashing his car in Cejkovice, Czech Republic. (denik.cz, 27 Mar 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2010 Team  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2008/2009 Team  
4 2012 Team  
7 2015 Team  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2011 Team  
4 2016 Team