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Sonja Jennie Tobiassen

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Classification
SH2

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Regine Andrea Isaksen
Residence
Tromsø, NOR
Languages
English, German, Norwegian, Spanish
Higher education
Nursing - Stord Nursing College: Norway

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began shooting in 2010.
Why this sport?
She took up shooting by chance. Three months after first trying the sport, she took part in her first national championships and won a bronze medal. "That's what settled it, I had really got the taste for it."

General interest

Nicknames
Dronningen [it is Norwegian for 'Queen', and her first name is the same as the Queen of Norway's name, Sonja]. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Most influential person in career
Norwegian shooting coach Tor Erik Iversen. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Everything is possible, the impossible just takes a little more time." (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Awards and honours
In November 2016 she was presented with His Majesty the King's Trophy after she was named the Top Female Shooter by the Norwegian Shooting Association. (vol.no, 03 Nov 2016)
Impairment
She has limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, which progressively reduces muscular strength. She first experienced symptoms at age 26. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012, 08 Dec 2011)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In May 2021 she announced her retirement from competitive shooting Para sport for health reasons. "It is with a heavy heart that I have to say this in the run-up to the [2020] Paralympic Games. There have been health challenges that make it impossible for me to continue as a shooter at elite level. I look back on my years as a shooter with great joy. I want to thank everyone who has been a part of my journey, who has supported me, who has cheered me on and who has helped me get where I am today." (skyting.no, 10 May 2021; Facebook profile, 10 May 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R5 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH2 Qualification 2012-09-01 13
R4 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH2 Qualification 2012-09-02 26
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2014-07-21 17
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2014-07-23 23
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 21
R5 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH2 Qualification 2016-09-13 25