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Ian Seidenfeld

Paralympian 2020

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Athlete Bio

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Lakeville, MN

Birthplace: Lakeville

Hometown: Lakeville, Minnesota

Home Club: Minnesota Table Tennis Federation

Coach: Mitchell Seidenfeld

College: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (2023)

Major: BS in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management

Style of Play: Left Handed, Shakehand

Favorite Athlete: Tim Duncan

Notable Results:

Current Ranking: 8th

2021 U.S. Open Para 6-10 Group 1 Gold Medalist

2021 U.S. Open Para 6 P/O Gold Medalist

2021 U.S. Open Para 6-8 Gold Medalist

2020 Paralympic Games - Gold Medalist

2019 Para Pan-American Games Champion Men's Singles Class 6 & Silver Medalist Men's Team 6-8

2018 Para World Championships Quarterfinalist Men's Singles Class 6

2017 Para Pan-American Championships Silver Medalist Men's Singles Class 6

2017 Bayreuth Open Champion Men's Singles Class 6 & Silver Medalist Men's Team Class 6

Class and Disability: Class 6; Psuedoachondroplasia dwarfism


How did you get involved in table tennis?

My father organizes a junior coaching program, and I began to go with him when I was about five or six years old.

What is your training schedule?  I play two to three times each week.

Do you play any other sports?  Baseball

What tips would you give to other Para hopefuls?  Don't forget your paddle when going to a tournament.

What parts of your  game are you working on?  FH and BH loop, drop shot and flip, getting more spin and using angles to my advantage.



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