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Karl Forsman

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S6, S7, SB5, SB7, SM6, SM7

Further personal information

Residence
Östersund, SWE
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Swedish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 13.
Why this sport?
"I wanted to be the best swimmer I could possibly be and push myself."
Club / Team
SK Agir: Östersund, SWE
Name of coach
Viktor Sandin [personal], from 2016

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Sweden
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Montreal, QC, CAN

General interest

Hobbies
Playing video games. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the SB5 100m breaststroke at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Swedish swimmer Sarah Sjostrom. (expressen.se, 13 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"To become the strongest version of myself." (Athlete, 01 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
He was named Sweden's Male Para Swimmer of the Year in 2016. (simma.nu, 04 Feb 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 20 Aug 2018)
Impairment
He was born with a brain injury that caused cerebral palsy and means he has difficulty walking. (op.se, 01 Aug 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 2 2013-08-16 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final 1 2013-08-16 5
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2015-07-13 12
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final 1 2015-07-14 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 1 2015-07-14 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 1 2016-09-11 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 2016-09-11 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2016-09-13 5
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final 1 2017-12-03 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2017-12-04 12
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2017-12-07 15