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.”
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.