Sweden names 13 new athletes for Rio 2016

A total of 13 athletes from six sports have joined Sweden’s team at September’s Paralympic Games, following the fourth national selection process. 31 May 2016
Gunilla Wallengren of Sweden

Gunilla Wallengren of Sweden competes in the Women's 400m - T54 heats at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

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By NPC Sweden

The National Paralympic Committee of Sweden named 13 athletes from six sports for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, set to take place between 7 and 18 September, following the fourth national selection process.

“It feels great to have more athletes from more sports qualified for the Paralympics,” said Sweden’s Rio 2016 Team Leader Hans Safstrom.

“We named one in canoe, which will make this year its Paralympic debut, another one in boccia, three in cycling, one in sailing and three in shooting.

“We also selected four in athletics. It is important for them to have been informed already that they will compete in Rio so that they can train with more tranquillity ahead of June’s IPC Athletics European Championships.”

Latest selection

Maria Bjurström, boccia BC3 individual

Rickard Nilsson, cycling MT1

Peter Malmberg, cycling MH4

Jessica Enfot, cycling WH5

Gunilla Wallengren, athletics T54

Viktoria Karlsson, athletics T11

Per Jonsson, athletics T12

Jeffrey Ige, athletics F20

Helene Ripa, canoe KL3

Fia Fjeld Dahl, sailing 2.4mR

Ellinor Axelsson Vaughn, shooting (air rifle SH2)

Lotta Helsinger, shooting (rifle SH1)

Håkan Gustafsson, shooting (rifle SH1)

For more information, please visit NPC Sweden website.


Sport fans from around the world can now buy their Paralympic tickets for Rio 2016 from authorised ticket resellers (ATRs).

The IPC’s Global ATR is Jet Set Sports, and Rio 2016 tickets and packages can be purchased on the CoSport website.

Residents of Brazil can buy 2016 Paralympics tickets directly from the Rio 2016 website.