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Gunilla Wallengren

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Residence
Verle, SWE
Languages
Swedish, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age six in Vanersborg, Sweden.
Why this sport?
She loved racing fast in her wheelchair and the sport complemented the physiotherapy she was doing.
Club / Team
Bohus Friidrott: Sweden

International debut

Year
1995
Competing for
Sweden
Location
Toronto, ON, CAN

General interest

Injuries
She withdrew from the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, due to a wrist injury. (sverigesradio.se, 12 Nov 2019)

In February 2015 she suffered from a blood clot in her left leg while at a training camp in Tenerife, Spain. She returned to training two months later. (shif.se, 08 Jun 2015)

A shoulder injury stopped her from competing at the 2013 World Cup event in Stadskanaal, Netherlands. (ttela.se, 18 Sep 2013)

She suffered a broken nose and collarbone, as well as facial lesions, after being caught in a six-way crash in the T54 5000m at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (theage.com.au, 10 Sep 2008; bloomberg.com, 09 Sep 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Anything is possible." (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Impairment
She has spina bifida and has had paraplegia since birth. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015; inlandsvagen.se, 01 Aug 2008)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has served as chairperson of DHR Aleavdelningen, an association for people with an impairment in Alvangen, Sweden. (dhr.se, 18 Jun 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T54 Heat 3 3
Women's 5000 m T54 Final Round 5
Women's 1500 m T54 Final Round 4
Women's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 3
Women's 800 m T54 Final Round 8
Women's 800 m T54 Heat 1 3
Women's 400 m T54 Final Round 7
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 4
Women's 800 m T54 Final Round 6
Women's 800 m T54 Heat 1 4
Women's 400 m T54 Final Round 8
Women's 400 m T54 Heat 2 5
Women's 200 m T54 Heat 2 3
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 800 m T54 Heat 1 2011-01-24 3
Women's 800 m T54 Final 2011-01-25 7
Women's 1500 m T53/54 Heat 1 2011-01-26 3
Women's 400 m T54 Heat 1 2011-01-28 3
Women's 1500 m T53/54 Final 2011-01-28 8
Women's 400 m T54 Final 2011-01-29 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T54 Final Round 2012-09-03 8
Women's 400 m T54 Heat 1 2012-09-03 4
Women's 800 m T54 Heat 2 2012-09-04 3
Women's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 2012-09-06 6
Women's 1500 m T54 Final Round 2012-09-07 9
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 5000 m T54 Semifinal 2 2013-07-20 9999
Women's 800 m T54 Semifinal 1 2013-07-22 5
Women's 800 m T54 Final 1 2013-07-23 5
Women's 1500 m T54 Semifinal 1 2013-07-24 12
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 2015-10-23 6
Women's 1500 m T54 Final 1 2015-10-24 2
Women's 800 m T54 Heat 1 2015-10-25 5
Women's 800 m T54 Final 1 2015-10-26 7
Women's 400 m T54 Heat 1 2015-10-27 4
Women's 400 m T54 Final 1 2015-10-27 5
Women's 5000 m T54 Heat 2 2015-10-28 9
Women's 5000 m T54 Final 1 2015-10-29 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 2016-09-12 7
Women's 1500 m T54 Final Round 2016-09-13 10
Women's 5000 m T54 Heat 2 2016-09-14 6
Women's 5000 m T54 Final Round 2016-09-15 10
Women's 800 m T54 Heat 1 2016-09-17 6
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 2017-07-15 14
Women's 800 m T54 Heat 2 2017-07-18 10
Women's 5000 m T54 Final 1 2017-07-22 8