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JONSSON Per
Sport Para athletics
NPC Sweden   
GenderMen
Age30
Place of BirthTrollhättan, SWE
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T12, F12
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Maria, one son
Residence
Bollnäs, SWE
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Swedish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics at age 10 in Sweden.
Why this sport?
He liked the sport.
Club / Team
IF Anglarna: Vänersborg, SWE
Name of coach
Magnus Olsson [national], SWE
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Sweden
General Interest
Hobbies
Fishing, reading, fixing things around the house and garden. (paralympics.se, 16 Sep 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Claiming gold at the 2014 European Championships in Swansea, Wales, and winning bronze at the world championships in both 2011 and 2013. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Injuries
He competed at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London with an injured knee. (svenskakyrkan.se, 15 Feb 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is impossible." (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Famous relatives
His younger brother Tobias Jonsson has also represented Sweden in Para athletics, and won silver in the T12 long jump at the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (paralympic.org, 27 Jun 2013; SportsDeskOnline, 06 Aug 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympics.se, 10 Mar 2018)
Impairment
He has less than 10% vision in both eyes. (svenskakyrkan.se, 15 Feb 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
11 2008 100m T13 11.71
13 2008 200m T13 23.73
4 2012 Long Jump F13 6.48
Heats 2012 200m T13 24.42
9 2016 Long Jump T12 6.71
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2006 Long Jump F13 6.20
3 2011 Long Jump F13 6.77
3 2013 Long Jump T13 6.71
1 2015 Long Jump T13 7.15
14 2015 100m T13 11.81
6 2017 Long Jump T12 6.64
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014 100m T13 11.78
1 2014 Long Jump T13 6.91
6 2016 100m T12 12.05
1 2016 Long Jump T12 6.95
4 2018 Long Jump T13 6.40