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Hjortur Ingvarsson

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S5, SB4, SM5

Further personal information

Languages
English, Icelandic

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2007 in Hveregerdi, Iceland.
Why this sport?
He thought swimming would be good for his health, so he joined his nephew who trained in the sport.
Club / Team
Fjordur: Hafnarfjörður, ISL

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Iceland
Tournament
European Championship
Location
Reykjavík, ISL

General interest

Nicknames
Bambi (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Hobbies
Basketball, powerlifting. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Breaking his first national record in 2009 in Malmo, Sweden. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Former coach Erlingur Johannsson. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Awards and honours
In 2009 he was named Sportsman of the Year in Olfus, Iceland. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Other information
SUPPORT
In March 2019 he and 14 other athletes from various sports received contracts from Iceland's Sports Association for the Disabled to financially support their sports pursuits. (frettabladid.is, 07 Mar 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 6
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 6
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 2013-08-13 8
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2013-08-13 7
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Heat 2 2013-08-15 10
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2013-08-18 8
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2013-08-18 8