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Jonas Jacobsson

Shooting
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Family
Wife Aja
Occupation
Coach, Motivational Speaker
Languages
Swedish, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began shooting in 1973 in Krokek, Sweden and by age eight was competing against able-bodied shooters in regular competitions. He participated in his first shooting Para sport competition at age 12.
Why this sport?
He comes from a "shooting family" so followed them into the sport. Despite playing table tennis, basketball and swimming, shooting came most naturally to him. "My family were all involved in the same sport."

International debut

Year
1979
Competing for
Sweden
Location
Stoke Mandeville, ENG

General interest

Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)
Hero / Idol
Swedish alpine skier Ingemar Stenmark. (svd.se, 02 Dec 2008)
Awards and honours
In 2014 the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter named him 43rd on their list of Sweden's 150 premier athletes of all time. (shif.se, 30 Dec 2014)

His three medals at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing earned him the 2008 Dagbladet Gold Medal, the highest annual sporting prize awarded by Swedish daily newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. (svd.se, 02 Dec 2008; Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)

He was presented with the The King's Medal in 2001. It is given by Swedish royalty to those with special merits. (paralympic.org, 10 Apr 2013)
Other sports
He competed in wheelchair basketball at the 1988 Paralympic Games in Seoul. (Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)
Impairment
He was born with paraplegia. (svd.se, 02 Dec 2008)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works for the Swedish Organisation for the Disabled [SHIF]. (highlights.se, 15 Nov 2016)

MEDAL MACHINE
His two medals at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London brought his Paralympic medal tally to 30, including 17 gold. He competed in his first Paralympic Games at age 15 and has won gold medals at nine consecutive Paralympic Games. (svd.se, 02 Dec 2012)

BIOGRAPHY
In 2009 a 118-page book called 'The Will to Win: Shooter Jonas Jacobsson' was released by Anita Gullberg, following his life through words and pictures. (jonasjacobsson.se, 29 Dec 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games (Seoul, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Classification 5-6 101
Men's Tournament Classification 5-8 202
Men's Tournament Quarterfinal 303
Men's Tournament Group A 5
Men's Tournament Group A 4
Men's Tournament Group A 1
Men's Air Rifle 3 Positions 2-6 Final Round 6
Mixed Air Rifle Standing Team 2-6 Final Round 3
Men's Air Rifle Standing 2-6 Final Round 4
Mixed Air Rifle Kneeling Team 2-6 Final Round 6
Mixed Air Rifle Prone Team 2-6 Final Round 1
Mixed Air Rifle 3 Positions Team 2-6 Final Round 3
Mixed Air Rifle Prone 2-6 Final Round 15
Men's Air Rifle Kneeling 2-6 Final Round 11
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH1 Final Round 1
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH1 Preliminary 1
Men's Air Rifle Standing SH1 Final Round 1
Men's Air Rifle Standing SH1 Preliminary 1
Mixed Free Rifle Prone SH1 Preliminary 1
Mixed Free Rifle Prone SH1 Final Round 1
Men's Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Preliminary 1
Men's Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Final Round 1
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Final Round 1
Men's Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Preliminary 1
Mixed Free Rifle Prone SH1 Final Round 1
Mixed Free Rifle Prone SH1 Preliminary 3
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH1 Final Round 3
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH1 Preliminary 1
Men's Air Rifle Standing SH1 Final Round 3
Men's Air Rifle Standing SH1 Preliminary 4
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed English Match SH1 Final Round 1
Mixed English Match SH1 Preliminary 2
Men's Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Final Round 5
Men's Air Rifle 3x40 SH1 Final Round 1
Men's Air Rifle 3x40 SH1 Preliminary 1
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH1 Final Round 3
Men's Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Preliminary 7
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH1 Preliminary 1
Men's Air Rifle Standing SH1 Preliminary 12
Men's Air Pistol SH1 Preliminary 27
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Free Rifle Prone SH1 Final Round 1
Mixed Free Rifle Prone SH1 Qualification 1
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH1 Qualification 13
Men's Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Final Round 1
Men's Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Qualification 1
Men's Air Rifle Standing SH1 Final Round 1
Men's Air Rifle Standing SH1 Qualification 1
Arnhem 1980 Paralympic Games (Arnhem, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Air Rifle Prone 2-5 Final Round 10
Mixed Air Rifle Kneeling 2-5 Final Round 5
Mixed Air Rifle 3 Positions 2-5 Final Round 3
Mixed Air Rifle Standing 2-5 Final Round 1
Stoke Mandeville & New York 1984 Paralympic Games (Stoke Mandeville (GBR), New York (USA), Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Air Rifle Standing Team 1A-6 Final Round 1
Men's Air Rifle 3 Positions 2-6 Final Round 3
Men's Air Rifle Prone 2-6 Final Round 8
Men's Air Rifle Kneeling 2-6 Final Round 4
Men's Air Rifle Standing 2-6 Final Round 2
Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Air Rifle Standing SH2 Preliminary 1
Men's Air Rifle Standing SH2 Final Round 1
Mixed Air Rifle 3x40 SH2 Preliminary 3
Mixed Air Rifle 3x40 SH2 Final Round 3
Mixed Olympic Match SH2 Preliminary 2
Mixed Olympic Match SH2 Final Round 1
2010 IPC Shooting World Championships (Zagreb, Croatia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 10m Air Rifle standing SH1 Qualification 2010-07-17 3
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2010-07-19 4
Men's 50m Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Qualification 2010-07-20 1
Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2010-07-23 1
Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Elimination 2010-07-23 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R1 - Men's 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH1 Final Round 2012-08-31 2
R1 - Men's 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH1 Qualification 2012-08-31 3
R3 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH1 Qualification 2012-09-01 19
R6 - Mixed 50 m Rifle Prone SH1 Final Round 2012-09-04 4
R6 - Mixed 50 m Rifle Prone SH1 Qualification 2012-09-04 2
R7 - Men's 50 m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 Final Round 2012-09-05 1
R7 - Men's 50 m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 Qualification 2012-09-05 2
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 10m Air Rifle standing SH1 Qualification 2014-07-19 2
Men's 10m Air Rifle standing SH1 Final 2014-07-19 1
Team R1 - Men's 10m Air Rifle standing SH1 Qualification 2014-07-19 2
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2014-07-21 7
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1 Final 2014-07-21 6
Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Elimination 2014-07-22 1
Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Final 2014-07-22 2
Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2014-07-22 3
Men's 50m Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Qualification 2014-07-25 5
Men's 50m Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Final 2014-07-25 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R1 - Men's 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH1 Qualification 2016-09-08 9
R3 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH1 Qualification 2016-09-10 34
R7 - Men's 50 m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 Qualification 2016-09-12 10
R6 - Mixed 50 m Rifle Prone SH1 Qualification 2016-09-14 11