Karl Ludwig

Photo: Karl Ludwig

 

Karl Ludwig made his Paralympic Games debut in 2014 in Sochi, earning a bronze medal as Canada defeated Norway 3-0 in the third-place match. 

Ludwig was first introduced to a sled at age two but it was at age seven that sledge hockey became a passion. He began his sledge hockey career at the Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled in Mississauga, Ontario. Ludwig made his debut with the national team in 2013 and has experienced consistent success with gold medals at the IPC World Championships and World Sledge Hockey Challenge. Prior to the 2013 world championships, he played six games for Team Canada, scoring four goals, including a hat trick, in a three-game series with Norway in January in Quebec.

Ludwig also played 12 games with the national development team, which he joined in 2010, earning five goals and three assists.

He graduated from Humber College’s Travel and Tourism program in 2008 and also studies comedy writing.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Bronze medallist at 2014 Paralympic Winter Games… World champion in 2013.

PERSONAL

FAMILY: Son of Harold and Kathy… Has one sister.

GETTING INTO THE SPORT: Started playing with the Halton-Peel Cruisers in 1995.

ODDS AND ENDS: Studies comedy writing at Humber College and has performed at Yuk Yuk’s… Was involved in the 2010 Paralympic Torch Relay…Favorite NHL team is the Toronto Maple Leafs… His favorite player Mats Sundin.

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2014 Sochi ParalympicsSledge HockeyIce Sledge Hockey - Mixedbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2014 Sochi Paralympics Sledge Hockey Ice Sledge Hockey - Mixed 3