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Per Jonsson

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T13, F13

Further personal information

Family
Wife Maria, one son
Residence
Bollnäs, SWE
Occupation
Coach
Languages
English, Swedish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 1998 in Frandefors, Sweden.
Club / Team
IF Anglarna: Vänersborg, SWE
Name of coach
Mats Johansson, SWE, from 2017

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time in the forest. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the T13 long jump at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Injuries
He competed at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London with an injured knee. (svenskakyrkan.se, 15 Feb 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is impossible." (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Famous relatives
His younger brother Tobias Jonsson has represented Sweden in Para athletics, and won silver in the T12 long jump at the 2017 World Championships in London, England. He also competed at the Paralympic Games in 2012 and 2016. (SportsDeskOnline, 06 Aug 2018; paralympic.org, 27 Jun 2013)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympics.se, 10 Mar 2018)
Impairment
He has less than 10% vision in both eyes due to Stargardt disease. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019; svenskakyrkan.se, 15 Feb 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump F13 Final Round 6
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T13 Heat 1 6
Men's 200 m T13 Heat 2 8
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump F12/13 Final 2011-01-22 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump F13 Final Round 2012-09-01 4
Men's 200 m T13 Heat 2 2012-09-06 7
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T13 Final 1 2013-07-21 3
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T13 Final 1 2015-10-22 1
Men's 100 m T13 Heat 3 2015-10-23 14
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T12 Final Round 2016-09-10 9
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T12 Final 1 2017-07-16 6