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Jon Margeir Sverrisson

Athletics | Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20, F20

Further personal information

Family
Partner Stefania Daney Gudmundsdottir
Residence
Kópavogur, ISL
Languages
English, Icelandic

Sport specific information

Club / Team
Fjolnir: Iceland
Name of coach
Oskar Hlynsson, ISL, from 2016

General interest

Nicknames
Nonni (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the S14 200m freestyle at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His partner Stefania Daney Gudmundsdottir. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He likes listening to music before competing. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Awards and honours
He received the 2016 Shield of Achievement Award from the Icelandic Sports Association for the Disabled. (ifsport.is, 06 Dec 2016)

He was Iceland's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)

He was named 2015 Male Athlete of the Year in Kopavogur, Iceland. (kopavogsbladid.is, 11 Jan 2016)

He was named 2014 Male Athlete of the Year by the Icelandic Sports Association for the Disabled. (ifsport.is, 03 Dec 2014)

He was named 2012 Athlete of the Year by Icelandic sports website 'Sport.is'. (sport.is, 28 Dec 2012)
Other sports
He has also competed internationally in Para swimming. He won a gold medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, and has won medals at the world and European championships. (grapevine.is, 30 May 2018)
Famous relatives
His partner Stefania Daney Gudmundsdottir competed in Para athletics for Iceland at the European Championships in 2016 Grosseto, Italy and 2018 Berlin, Germany. (Facebook profile, 29 Jul 2018; paralympic.org, 2018)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works at a refuse collection company in Iceland. (Facebook profile, 12 Dec 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 4 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 3 6
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 3 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 2 2012-08-31 6
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Final Round 2012-09-02 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 2 2012-09-02 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 2 2012-09-06 5
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 2 2013-08-12 2
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Final 1 2013-08-12 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 3 2013-08-16 10
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Final 1 2013-08-18 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Heat 2 2013-08-18 3
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 2 2015-07-13 18
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Final 1 2015-07-15 2
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 2 2015-07-15 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Heat 1 2015-07-17 14
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 3 2015-07-19 19
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Final Round 2016-09-11 4
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 2 2016-09-11 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 1 2016-09-14 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Heat 3 2016-09-17 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Final Round 2016-09-17 6