SEIDENFELD Ian

17 Jul 2001
20
Male
6
LAKEVILLE, MN
 
United States of America

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
TTE Table Tennis Men's Team - Class 9-10 9
Men's Singles - Class 6 1 Gold Medal

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium Table 1
USA
SEIDENFELD ISEIDENFELD Ian
 Sport Class: 6
2
DEN
ROSENMEIER PROSENMEIER Peter
 Sport Class: 6
3
Finished
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium Table 1
ITA
PARENZAN MPARENZAN Matteo
 Sport Class: 6
0
USA
SEIDENFELD ISEIDENFELD Ian
 Sport Class: 6
3
Finished
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium Table 4
GER
RAU TRAU Thomas
 Sport Class: 6
1
USA
SEIDENFELD ISEIDENFELD Ian
 Sport Class: 6
3
Finished
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium Table 1
CHI
DETTONI CDETTONI Cristian
 Sport Class: 6
2
USA
SEIDENFELD ISEIDENFELD Ian
 Sport Class: 6
3
Finished
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium Table 1
USA
SEIDENFELD ISEIDENFELD Ian
 Sport Class: 6
3
GBR
KARABARDAK PKARABARDAK Paul
 Sport Class: 6
0
Finished
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium Table 2
USA
SEIDENFELD ISEIDENFELD Ian
 Sport Class: 6
3
DEN
ROSENMEIER PROSENMEIER Peter
 Sport Class: 6
0
Finished
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium Table 1
NGR
Nigeria
2
USA
United States
1
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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RankEventYearLocation
World Championships
5Singles - Class 62018Lasko, SLO
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Playing baseball. (teamusa.org, 01 Aug 2020)
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Student
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Finance - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, United States
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English
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Mitchell Seidenfeld [father], USA
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His father Mitchell Seidenfeld represented the United States of America in Para table tennis. He won gold and bronze at the 1992 Paralympic Games in Barcelona, and silver and bronze at the 1996 Games in Atlanta. (teamusa.org, 08 Jul 2020; SportsDeskOnline, 05 Apr 2021)
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In 2017 he missed about eight weeks of action after undergoing osteotomies above and below both knees. (teamusa.org, 17 Jul 2017)
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He took up the sport at age four, and began competing at international tournaments at age 12. (teamusa.org, 24 Aug 2019)
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He was influenced by his father, who won Paralympic medals in table tennis and owns a table tennis club in Minneapolis, MN, United States of America. "My dad was a big part in why I started table tennis, but when I was young I was given a few choices between Chinese school, piano lessons and table tennis. I chose table tennis, and fortunately, it ended up being fun." (teamusa.org, 17 Jul 2017)
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To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (teamusa.org, 01 Aug 2020)
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He trains two to three times a week. (teamusa.org, 01 Aug 2020)
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"My personality is very competitive and I think that gives me drive to get better." (ittf.com, 15 Dec 2016)

General Interest

Classification
TT6 (ipttc.org, 01 Apr 2020)

Type of Impairment
Short stature (teamusa.org, 17 Jul 2017)

Origin of Impairment
Congenital (teamusa.org, 17 Jul 2017)

Impairment Details
He was born with pseudoachondroplasia and is a person of short stature. (teamusa.org, 17 Jul 2017)

General
FATHER AND COACH
He says being coached by his father has both benefits and downsides. "We have always had this problem where I don't quite listen to him because he's my dad. I respect him, I respect everything he says and does, he's a great player, but from the father-son aspect, we always butt heads a little bit more than I might another coach. But it's great to have him. He's the smartest table tennis player I know for sure. We've created a great bond with table tennis." (teamusa.org, 24 Aug 2019)

MEDAL UPGRADE
He originally won silver in the TT6 singles event at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru, but was later upgraded to the gold medal position after the original gold medallist was found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation. (teamusa.org, 08 Jul 2020)

COACHING
He has worked as a self-employed table tennis coach in Saint Paul, MN, United States of America. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Feb 2021)

Legend
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Gold Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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