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Jennie Ekstrom

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
S4, SB2, SM3

Further personal information

Residence
Uppsala, SWE
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Swedish
Higher education
Finance - University West: Trollhättan, SWE

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age six in Lidkoping, Sweden.
Club / Team
Varabygdens Simsallskap: Sweden
Name of coach
Isabel Bjerkegren [national], SWE; Andreas Jonerholm [national], SWE

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Sweden

General interest

Injuries
She had surgery on some vertebrae in her back at the age of 13, which kept her out of the water for six months. (jennieerikson.com, 01 Jan 2011)
Awards and honours
She was named Sportsperson of the Year of Vastra Gotaland, Sweden in 2007 and 2009. (frosunda.se, 05 Jul 2013)
Impairment
She has dysmelia, which is an absence of limbs. She does not have a left arm, hip or thigh, and she also has scoliosis. (jennieerikson.com, 01 Jan 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 4
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final Round 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 2
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 2 7
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Final Round 2
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 3
Women's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 3
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 2012-09-05 6
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 2 2012-09-06 3
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2013-08-12 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2013-08-12 5
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Heat 2 2013-08-13 2
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 2 2013-08-13 5
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final 1 2013-08-13 6
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Final 1 2013-08-13 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2013-08-15 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2013-08-15 4
Women's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2013-08-16 5
Women's 200 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2013-08-16 6
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Heat 2 2013-08-17 2
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Final 1 2013-08-17 2