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Thelma Bjorg Bjornsdottir

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
S6, SB5, SM6

Further personal information

Residence
Reykjavík, ISL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Icelandic

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 2005 in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Why this sport?
"My sports teacher in school was the national coach for [Para] swimming, and registered me for my first swimming meet for children."
Club / Team
Iprottafelag Fatlaora [IFR]: Reykjavík, ISL

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Iceland
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Montreal, QC, CAN

General interest

Hobbies
Sports. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze medals in the S6 400m freestyle at the 2014 European Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and the SB5 100m breaststroke at the 2017 World Championships in Mexico City, Mexico. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Icelandic Para swimmer Kristin Ros Hakonardottir. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always try to be better." (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017 she was named Female Athlete of the Year by the Icelandic Sports Association for the Disabled. (ifsport.is, 30 Dec 2017, 04 Dec 2015, 03 Dec 2014)

She was named the 2013 Female Athlete with an Impairment of the Year by the Iprottafelag Fatlaora [IFR] club in Iceland. (ifsport.is, 02 Dec 2013)
Impairment
She has cerebral palsy. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2013-08-12 5
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2013-08-12 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2013-08-14 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2013-08-14 7
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final 1 2013-08-16 8
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 1 2013-08-16 8
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2013-08-18 8
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2013-08-18 8
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2015-07-13 9
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final 1 2015-07-14 5
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 1 2015-07-14 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2015-07-16 15
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 2 2015-07-17 10
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2015-07-19 13
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 3 2016-09-10 7
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 2 2016-09-11 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 2 2016-09-12 7
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2016-09-13 7
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2016-09-17 5
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2017-12-02 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final 1 2017-12-03 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2017-12-04 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2017-12-07 6