Five Paralympic hopefuls receive scholarship from Kia Motors Sweden

The award will help Swedish athletes invest toward development in their respective sports. 22 May 2015
Swedish Wheelchair Tennis Player Stefan Olsson

Swedish Wheelchair Tennis Player Stefan Olsson

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By NPC Sweden

Five of Sweden’s Paralympic hopefuls have been awarded SEK 50,000 scholarships by Kia Motors Sweden. The purpose of the scholarships is to put athletes in a good position to succeed in their sport and improve their sporting development.

Kia selected the five athletes who have performed at the world level in the past year and could possibly represent Sweden in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, said Hans Safstrom, Swedish troop leader for the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

2014 IPC Shooting World Champion Joackim Norberg (mixed 25m pistol SH1) and reigning T13 long jump European Champion Per Jonsson are among the recipients.

This year’s Kia Gold Fellows are:

-Joackim Norberg, pistol shooting

-Martin Pour, shooting

-Alexander Ohgren, table tennis

-Per Jonsson, athletics

-Stefan Olsson, tennis

Ohgren, Jonsson and Olsson received the award for the second time. This is the third consecutive year Kia Motors Sweden has provided a gold scholarship.

Visit Swedish Para Sports Federation and the Swedish Paralympic Committee’s website for more information.