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Mikael Fredriksson

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S3, SB3, SM3

Further personal information

Family
Partner Oliwia
Residence
Gothenburg, SWE
Occupation
Athlete, Manager
Languages
English, Swedish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para swimming in 1999 in Orebro, Sweden.
Why this sport?
"I always loved the water and when I first started I felt like my impairment disappeared."
Club / Team
Kungsbacka SS: Sweden
Name of coach
Andreas Jonerholm [national]

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Sweden

General interest

Hobbies
Fishing, spending time with his dog. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London and 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Rolf Skoogh. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Chinese Para swimmer Tao Zheng. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you do something you love, you are going to be good at it." (Athlete, 01 Dec 2017)
Impairment
He was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita [AMC]. The condition affects his arms and legs. (Athlete, 01 Dec 2017; mikaelfredriksson.se, 30 May 2012)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a customer manager at Bra Assistans, a disability service in Gothenburg, Sweden. (Facebook profile, 12 Jul 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heats 19
Men's 50 m Butterfly S4 Final Round 7
Men's 50 m Butterfly S4 Heats 7
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heats 11
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final Round 7
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heats 8
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 8
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 5
Men's 50 m Butterfly S4 Final Round 8
Men's 50 m Butterfly S4 Heat 1 4
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 2 7
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final Round 5
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 2 3
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Heat 2 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Heat 2 2012-09-02 5
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final Round 2012-09-08 6
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 2 2012-09-08 4
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 2013-08-14 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final 1 2013-08-14 5
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final 1 2013-08-15 3
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Final 1 2013-08-17 4
Men's 50 m Butterfly S3 Final 1 2013-08-18 2
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2015-07-13 10
Men's 200 m Freestyle S3 Final 1 2015-07-13 8
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Final 1 2015-07-15 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final 1 2015-07-16 8
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 2015-07-16 8
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 1 2015-07-18 7
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final 1 2015-07-18 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 2 2016-09-10 4
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final Round 2016-09-10 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 2016-09-13 8
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 2016-09-13 3
Men's 200 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 2016-09-15 8
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Heat 1 2016-09-16 4
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Final Round 2016-09-16 7
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final 1 2017-12-03 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final 1 2017-12-06 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 2017-12-06 6
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Final 1 2017-12-07 4
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Heat 1 2017-12-07 4