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Frida Jersoe

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F55

Further personal information

Residence
Copenhagen, DEN
Languages
Danish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2013 at the Sparta Athletic Club in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Why this sport?
She was introduced to athletics at a Paralympic sports open day set up by the Danish Disability Sports Federation.
Club / Team
Parasport Frederiksberg: Denmark

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Denmark

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Becoming the junior world champion in 2014. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Coaches Lasse Larson and Simon Stewart. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Danish shot putter Joachim Olsen, Danish Paralympic shot putters Jackie Christiansen and Jacob Dahl. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Impairment
In January 2012 she was leaning against a rail on a bridge in Copenhagen, Denmark, when it gave way and she fell to the floor below. The accident resulted in paraplegia. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015; dhif.dk, 01 Dec 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F55 Final 1 2015-10-25 8
Women's Discus Throw F55 Final 1 2015-10-28 14
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F55 Final Round 2016-09-17 9