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SVERRISSON Jon Margeir
Sport Para athletics, Para swimming
NPC Iceland   
GenderMen
Age25
Place of BirthReykjavík, ISL
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20, F20
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Stefania Daney Gudmundsdottir
Residence
Kópavogur, ISL
Languages
English, Icelandic
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
Fjolnir: Iceland
Name of coach
Oskar Hlynsson, ISL, from 2016
General Interest
Nicknames
Nonni (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the S14 200m freestyle at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His partner Stefania Daney Gudmundsdottir. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He likes listening to music before competing. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Awards and honours
He received the 2016 Shield of Achievement Award from the Icelandic Sports Association for the Disabled. (ifsport.is, 06 Dec 2016)

He was Iceland's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)

He was named 2015 Male Athlete of the Year in Kopavogur, Iceland. (kopavogsbladid.is, 11 Jan 2016)

He was named 2014 Male Athlete of the Year by the Icelandic Sports Association for the Disabled. (ifsport.is, 03 Dec 2014)

He was named 2012 Athlete of the Year by Icelandic sports website 'Sport.is'. (sport.is, 28 Dec 2012)
Other sports
He has also competed internationally in Para swimming. He won a gold medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, and has won medals at the world and European championships. (grapevine.is, 30 May 2018)
Famous relatives
His partner Stefania Daney Gudmundsdottir competed in Para athletics for Iceland at the European Championships in 2016 Grosseto, Italy and 2018 Berlin, Germany. (Facebook profile, 29 Jul 2018; paralympic.org, 2018)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works at a refuse collection company in Iceland. (Facebook profile, 12 Dec 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2012 100m Backstroke S14 1:10.72
1 2012 200m Freestyle S14 1:59.62
Heats 2012 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:13.91
4 2016 200m Freestyle S14 1:57.50 
Heats 2016 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:12.27
6 2016 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:18.61 
World Championships - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
14 2010 100m Backstroke S14 1:13.44
18 2010 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:21.98
15 2010 200m Freestyle S14 2:14.11
2 2013 200m Freestyle S14 1:59.30
Heats 2013 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:14.17
5 2013 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:18.79
Heats 2015 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:14.26
2 2015 200m Freestyle S14 1:58.06
Heats 2015 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:21.91
Heats 2015 100m Backstroke S14 1:11.22
European Championships (Overall) - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
Final 2018 400m T20 57.18
7 2018 800m T20 2:25.44
European Championships - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
7 2014 100m Backstroke S14 1:09.94
4 2014 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:13.81
1 2014 200m Freestyle S14 1:58.60
6 2014 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:22.38
2 2016 200m Freestyle S14 1:58.06
6 2016 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:10.84
4 2016 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:17.98