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Niklas Andersson

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S7, SB7, SM7

Further personal information

Residence
Gothenburg, SWE
Occupation
Athlete, Engineer
Languages
English, Swedish
Higher education
Chemical Engineering - Chalmers University of Technology: Gothenburg, SWE

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He learnt to swim at age three in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Why this sport?
After a break from the sport he returned at age 16 because he wanted to learn how to swim freestyle.
Club / Team
Goteborgs Sim: Sweden
Name of coach
Claire Vilshed, SWE, from 2018

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Sweden

General interest

Hobbies
Supporting Swedish football club IFK Gothenburg. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 National Championships in Sweden. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Claire Vilshed. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (LinkedIn profile, 2018)
Impairment
He was born with an impairment in his right arm and right leg. (LinkedIn profile, 2018)
Other information
OTHER STUDIES
He has also studied for a master's degree in sustainable energy systems from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. (LinkedIn profile, 2018; Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)