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Philip Jonsson



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power

Further personal information

Ullervad, SWE
English, Swedish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up shooting in 2006 with the Mariestads SG club in Sweden.
Why this sport?
"At age six I started playing football like a lot of my friends did, but the older I got, the harder it became for me. The illness sadly forced me to stop playing football, but instead I became responsible for the team's statistics. While I was doing that, I began to look for another sport that would suit me better. Then one day my father was reading in the newspaper that Mariestads SG had a shooting test day. I went there, tried it, and settled on shooting."
Club / Team
Mariestads Skyttegille : Sweden

International debut

Competing for
Nordic Championships
Kløfta, NOR

General interest

Fille (, 24 Sep 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 01 Apr 2020)
Most influential person in career
His father. (, 01 Apr 2020)
Awards and honours
He and his teammate with the Swedish national squad Ellinor Axelsson-Vaughn won the Team of the Year award at the 2020 Swedish Para Sport Gala. (, 01 Apr 2020)
To win a medal at the Paralympic Games. (, 01 Apr 2020)
He was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy at age four. (, 28 Mar 2014)
Other information
He works at FX Airguns, a manufacturer of air rifles based in Mariestad, Sweden. (, 01 Apr 2020)

He was suspended for one month after returning an adverse analytical finding for prednisolone and prednisone in a urine sample provided on 27 April 2017 after competing at the 2017 Grand Prix in Szczecin, Poland. He provided corroborating evidence to explain how the substance entered his body, disclosing that it was being used for a medically justified reason despite his Therapeutic Use Exemption [TUE] certificate not being valid at the time of the test. The International Paralympic Committee [IPC] was satisfied that the violation was not intentional. The suspension was imposed from 16 August 2017 to 16 September 2017. (, 16 Oct 2017)


Unit Date Rank
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2014-07-23 9
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R4 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH2 Qualification 2016-09-10 5
R4 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH2 Final Round 2016-09-10 8
R5 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH2 Qualification 2016-09-13 8
R5 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH2 Final Round 2016-09-13 8
Cheongju 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships (Cheongju, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R4 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2018-05-05 4
R4 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Final 2018-05-05 6
R5 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2018-05-05 9
R9 - Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2018-05-05 11