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    Pavel Kubes

    Ones to watch
    Czech Republic Czech Republic Para ice hockey 26 November 1983

    Pribram, Czech Republic

    a male Para ice hockey player

    Biography

    Human Interest
    Data Value
    Impairment Information
    Type of Impairment Limb deficiency
    Origin of Impairment Acquired
    Further Personal Information
    Family Two sons
    Residence Pardubice, CZE
    Languages Czech, Slovak
    Sport Specific Information
    When and where did you begin this sport? He took up the sport in 2005 in Kolin, Czech Republic.
    Why this sport? He was inspired to try Para ice hockey after watching a documentary about Czech player Tomas Kvoch. "I like team sports."
    Club / Team SHK Mustangove AUTO IN: Pardubice, CZE
    Name of coach Jakub Novotny [national]
    Training Regime He trains for 10 hours a week.
    Preferred position / style / stance / technique Defence
    International Debut
    Year 2006
    Competing for Czech Republic
    General Interest
    Nicknames Kubesa, Tomino, Kratas (caths.cz, 25 Feb 2014; Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
    Hobbies Swimming, cars, motorcycles. (hokej.cz, 17 Jun 2021; Athlete, 05 Mar 2022)
    Memorable sporting achievement Competing at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2010, 2014 and 2018. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2022)
    Hero / Idol Norwegian Para ice hockey player Rolf Einar Pedersen, Czech ice hockey player Jaromir Jagr. (paralympic.org, 30 Jan 2013; Athlete, 05 Mar 2022)
    Awards and honours He was named in the 2014/15 Czech Para Hockey League [CPHL] All-Star Team. (hokej.cz, 08 Mar 2015)
    Ambitions To win medals at the world championships and the Paralympic Winter Games. (hokej.cz, 23 Jun 2018)
    Impairment His left leg was amputated after he was involved in a motorcycle accident. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018; paralympic.org, 05 Dec 2012)
    Other information LEADER
    He has captained the Czech national team. "Being the captain of the Czech national team is an honour, I accepted it humbly. I was surprised that the boys chose such an old wolf, but it's a big challenge." (hokej.cz, 17 Jun 2021)

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