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Olof Ryberg

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T13, F13

Further personal information

Residence
Gothenburg, SWE
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Swedish
Higher education
Environmental Science - University of Gothenburg: Sweden

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2004.
Why this sport?
His parents encouraged him to try a number of different sports.
Club / Team
Orgryte IS: Gothenburg, SWE
Name of coach
Erik Olsson [personal], from 2020

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
Sweden
Tournament
World Championships
Location
London, ENG

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing in eighth place in the T13 long jump at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Athletics is a wonderful sport in its freedom and simplicity. You 'just' need to be a little faster, jump a little further / higher or throw longer than your opponents - then you win." (paralympics.se, 09 Sep 2019)
Other sports
He represented Sweden in goalball at the 2018 World Championships in Malmo, Sweden, and the 2019 European Championships in Rostock, Germany. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Mar 2020; parasport.nu, 15 Jan 2018)
Ambitions
To reach a final at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (goteborgfriidrott.se, 15 Oct 2020; paralympics.se, 09 Sep 2019)
Impairment
He has only 10% vision. (oisfriidrott.se, 16 Dec 2016)
Other information
MULTI-SPORT ATHLETE
He competes internationally in both goalball and Para athletics. "There will certainly be a day when I have to choose, but at the moment it seems to be fine doing both. In addition, I benefit from both. In goalball, for example, I can complement my athletics training as it involves good body control. I love goalball for the team element, for what we accomplish together. Conversely, I can feel individual satisfaction in the field of athletics, it's about the individual feeling, kind of me against the world." (gp.se, 11 Oct 2017; goteborgfriidrott.se, 15 Oct 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's High Jump T13 Final 1 2017-07-18 8
Men's Long Jump T13 Final 1 2017-07-22 10