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Emma Eriksson

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Swedish, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics in 2007.
Why this sport?
"During physical education classes in elementary school, I noticed that athletics was something that suited me. It's a fun activity, and it is wonderful to set new goals for yourself and work to reach them, to have something to aim for. Training drives me forward."
Club / Team
Huddinge AIS: Sweden
Name of coach
Magnus Olsson [national], SWE

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Sweden

General interest

Nicknames
Emmis (Athlete, 16 Dec 2010)
Most influential person in career
Her father. (Athlete, 16 Dec 2010)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 16 Dec 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Adversity brings great success in the end." (helahalsingland.se, 07 Jun 2015)
Awards and honours
She was awarded the 2014 Sports Shield by the Soderhamns IF club in Sweden. (idrottonline.se, 13 Jun 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump F20 Final 2011-01-24 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump F20 Final Round 2012-09-03 5
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T20 Final 1 2013-07-22 7
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T20 Final 1 2017-07-17 11