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Timo Herman Nystrom

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
SH-VI

Further personal information

Family
Wife Jaana, three sons
Residence
Mikkeli, FIN
Occupation
Information Technology
Languages
Finnish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 1996.
Club / Team
Mikkelin Ampujat Ry: Finland

General interest

Hobbies
Singing, dancing, outdoor activities. (OrCam YouTube channel, 25 Mar 2020)
Awards and honours
In January 2020 he received a sporting achievement award from the city of Mikkeli in Finland. (Mikkelin Kaupunki Facebook page, 22 Jan 2020)
Milestones
In 2019 he became the first Finnish visually impaired para shooter to win a gold medal at the world championships, after winning the SH-VI mixed 10m air rifle prone event. (paralympic.org, 15 Oct 2019; insidethegames.biz, 15 Oct 2019)
Impairment
"When I was around 10 or 12 I started to feel that there was something wrong with my eyesight. That is also the same time I got my first pair of glasses. I was then diagnosed with nyctalopia [night blindness], which was the diagnosis we were expecting. When I was diagnosed with this kind of a genetic disease, it was obvious that my eyesight would worsen. But I was encouraged to live a normal life." (OrCam YouTube channel, 25 Mar 2020)