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INGVARSSON Niklas
Sport Para ice hockey, Wheelchair Curling
NPC Sweden   
GenderMen
Age43
Place of BirthMalmö, SWE
Height1.81 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Maria, daughter Nellie
Residence
Malmö, SWE
Occupation
Business Owner, Farmer, Manager
Languages
English, Swedish
Higher education
Agricultural Studies - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences: Uppsala, SWE
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up wheelchair basketball and sit skiing in 1995, and switched to Para ice hockey the following year.
Why this sport?
"I tried several different sports, but I fell in love with Para ice hockey."
Club / Team
FIFH Malmo: Sweden
Name of coach
Erik Vikstrom [national], SWE
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence
Senior International Debut
Year
1998
Competing for
Sweden
General Interest
Hobbies
Training, farming, spending time in nature. (Athlete, 30 Jun 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2002 Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Defenceman at the 2015 World Championships B-Pool in Ostersund, Sweden. (paralympic.org, 22 Mar 2015)

He was named in the All-Star team at the 2004 World Championships in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden. (Athlete, 30 Jun 2016)
Other sports
He held the Swedish 5000m record in wheelchair racing. (Athlete, 30 Jun 2016)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with leukaemia at age 10. His left leg was amputated at age 18 as a result of the illness. (expressen.se, 09 Mar 2018; Athlete, 30 Jun 2016; handikappidrott.se, 2010)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He and his brother Patrik run a farming business called Angagarden Agriculture in Bara, Sweden. They grow grains and oilseeds, and have around 350 cows for milking. (skd.se, 06 Dec 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para ice hockey
Rank Year Event Result
3 1998 Team  
3 2002 Team  
6 2006 Team  
8 2010 Team  
8 2014 Team  
7 2018 Team  
World Championship - Para ice hockey
Rank Year Event Result
3 2004 Team  
8 2013 Team  
6 2017 Team  
7 2019 Team  
European Championships - Para ice hockey
Rank Year Event Result
5 2011 Team  
5 2016 Team