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Anders Olsson

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Son Andreas
Languages
Swedish

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
He switched from Para swimming to Para biathlon because he wanted to take on a new challenge.
Club / Team
Deje SS: Sweden

General interest

Nicknames
The Swedish Torpedo, Jarnmannen [Iron Man]. (svt.se, 27 Nov 2012)
Hero / Idol
Swedish ice hockey player Jorgen Jonsson. (andersolsson.se, 08 Mar 2015)
Injuries
He injured his shoulder in November 2014. (andersolsson.se, 17 Nov 2014)

He had surgery on his right shoulder due to ligament damage in September 2012. (andersolsson.se, 15 Jan 2013)

He had operations on his shoulder and back in 2008. (chinadaily.com.cn, 16 Sep 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Believe in yourself. You have to look for opportunities." (andersolsson.se, 08 Mar 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2007 and 2010 he was voted Best Athlete with a Physical Impairment in Sweden. (andersolsson.se, 08 Mar 2015)
Other sports
He has represented Sweden in Para swimming and won silver in the S6 400m freestyle at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, narrowly failing to defend the title he won four years earlier in Beijing. He has also competed in ironman competitions. (andersolsson.se, 08 Mar 2015; torsbybladet.se, 21 Jun 2014)
Impairment
Following a series of medical accidents between 1995 and 1997, he was left with paraplegia and was bedridden for five years. It was only when an old friend challenged him to swim in a 3km open water race in 2002 that he rose from his bed. (andersolsson.se, 08 Mar 2015)
Other information
BIOGRAPHY
In 2006 journalist Eva Wiklund wrote a book about his life called 'There Is No Limit'. (andersolsson.se, 08 Mar 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 3 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 1 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 1 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 6
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heats 6
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heats 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heats 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heats 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2
Stoke Mandeville & New York 1984 Paralympic Games (Stoke Mandeville (GBR), New York (USA), Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle 4 Final Round 9999
Men's 100 m Freestyle 4 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle 4 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke 4 Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Butterfly 4 Final Round 1
Men's 4x50 m Individual Medley 4 Final Round 1
Arnhem 1980 Paralympic Games (Arnhem, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x50 m Individual Medley 4 Final Round 2
Men's 4x50 m Individual Medley 4 Heat 1 2
Men's 25 m Butterfly 4 Final Round 2
Men's 25 m Butterfly 4 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke 4 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke 4 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle 4 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle 4 Heat 1 1
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 8
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 2 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2012-09-01 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2012-09-01 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2012-09-04 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 1 2012-09-05 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 2012-09-05 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2012-09-08 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2012-09-08 6
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sprint - Classic Sitting Final 2013-02-25 25
Men's Long Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2013-02-26 24