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Ludvig Nyren

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Leg length difference
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Residence
Säffle, SWE
Languages
English, Swedish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2007 at age 10 at Deje SS Swim Club in Sweden.
Why this sport?
He attended a swimming tryout and was then inspired to continue in the sport by his coach, Swedish Para swimmer Anders Olsson.
Club / Team
Saffle Simsallskap: Sweden
Name of coach
Nils Liedberg [national]

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Sweden

General interest

Nicknames
Ludde, Taxen, Lillchippen (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Hobbies
Swimming, fishing. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Nils Liedberg. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Injuries
He underwent knee surgery in December 2011, and has had ongoing problems with his knees since 2015. (vf.se, 07 Jan 2012; Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There is no other failure than to stop trying." (ludvignyren.n.nu, 22 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (ludvignyren.n.nu, 22 Sep 2016; Facebook page, 19 Aug 2018)
Impairment
He has dysmelia. "A skeletal malformation has caused me to have slanted bones in my leg. I don't really have a balanced kick. I swim a little more with my arms. Other than that, there is no major difference." (svt.se, 07 Sep 2016; Athlete, 01 Dec 2017)
Other information
RETIREMENT THOUGHTS
He considered retiring from Para swimming following the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro due to injuries and a lack of motivation. In 2018 he decided to continue in the sport with a view to competing at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. "I promised my coach to compete at this championships [2018 European Championships] and we would consider the next step after that. Now it feels better and I will try to take more medals in the future and be part of another Paralympic Games." (sverigesradio.se, 05 Jan 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2015-07-19 8
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final 1 2015-07-19 8
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 1 2016-09-12 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2016-09-13 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2016-09-15 7
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final 1 2017-12-02 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final 1 2017-12-03 5
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final 1 2017-12-06 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 1 2017-12-06 1