A swimmer in the pool facing the camera.

Ingrid Thunem



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
S1, SB1, SM1

Further personal information

Tromsø, NOR
English, Norwegian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began para-swimming in 2013 in Tromso, Norway.
Why this sport?
She did swimming as part of her rehabilitation and discovered she had a talent for it.
Club / Team
Tromso SK: Norway
Name of coach
Morten Eklund [national], NOR

General interest

She was hospitalised in a coma in July 2014 as the result of blood poisoning. She returned to training five months later. (, 24 Mar 2015;, 19 Feb 2016)
She became ill suddenly in 2010 and was diagnosed with a neurological disease that primarily affected her legs. In 2012 the condition began to affect the right side of her body. (, 01 Nov 2011;, 24 Mar 2015)
Other information


Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S2 Final 1 2015-07-14 3
Women's 50 m Backstroke S1 Intermediate Time 2015-07-14 1
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 1 2015-07-17 9999
Women's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final 1 2015-07-19 3