“Our squad is both strong and interesting. With three team sports and a good spread of individual sports, it feels like a good mix that will be able to support each other to be successful."
The National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Sweden has named that 58 Swedish athletes will compete at the London 2012 Paralympic Games across 12 sports.
After naming 11 athletes from Boccia, Shooting, Table Tennis and Wheelchair Tennis in April, the NPC now made its final team selection.
Swedish Team leader Hans Safstrom said: “Our squad is both strong and interesting. With three team sports and a good spread of individual sports, it feels like a good mix that will be able to support each other to be successful.
“We have a solid foundation with veteran medal candidates, but we also have a many young athletes, who are mature enough to win a medal and eventually become role models. We call these 'The Golden Generation and we see them as crucial for our continued long-term development of our competitiveness.”
Amongst the named athletes are Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games silver medalists in Wheelchair Tennis doubles Stefan Olsson and Peter Vikstrom and Table Tennis bronze medalist Fredrik Andersson as well as Paralympic veteran Jonas Jacobsson. The London 2012 Paralympic Games will be his ninth Games’ appearance, and he will be looking to add to his collection of 16 gold, three silver and nine bronze medals.