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Sonja Sigurdardottir

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S4, SB3, SM4

Further personal information

Languages
English, Icelandic

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age seven at Iprottafelag Fatlaora club in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Why this sport?
She took up the sport to stay fit. "I love the water, the movement, the freedom."
Club / Team
Iprottafelag Fatlaora [IFR]: Reykjavík, ISL

International debut

Year
2004
Competing for
Iceland
Location
Berlin, GER

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018; ifsport.is, 23 Aug 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
She was named Sportswoman of the Year by the Icelandic Sports Association for the Disabled in 2008, 2009 and 2016. (ifsport.is, 06 Dec 2016)
Impairment
She was born with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a condition that affects the peripheral nerves. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Backstroke S5 Final Round 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heats 13
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heats 13
Women's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heats 6
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 1 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 5
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 1 6
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2015-07-14 10
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 1 2015-07-15 14
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 2 2015-07-17 13
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 1 2015-07-19 8
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final 1 2015-07-19 8
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 2016-09-16 8
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 1 2016-09-16 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2016-09-17 7
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final 1 2017-12-03 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2017-12-04 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2017-12-06 8
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final 1 2017-12-07 7