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Tobias Jonsson

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Residence
Bollnäs, SWE
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Swedish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2001.
Why this sport?
His mother encouraged him to try Para athletics.
Club / Team
IF Anglarna: Vänersborg, SWE
Name of coach
Mats Johansson, SWE, from 2016

General interest

Hobbies
Fishing. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the T12 long jump at the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
US triple jumper Christian Taylor. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Injuries
In March 2019 he broke his collarbone after he was involved in a bicycle accident. (mellerudsnyheter.se, 25 Sep 2019)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2015 Para Sport Athlete of the Year at the Uddevalla Sports Gala in Sweden. (ikorient.se, 25 Apr 2016)
Famous relatives
His older brother Per Jonsson represented Sweden in athletics at the Paralympic Games in 2008, 2012 and 2016. He also won gold in the T13 long jump at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (SportsDeskOnline, 06 Aug 2018; ttela.se, 19 Jun 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (helahalsingland.se, 10 Sep 2016)
Impairment
He has Stargardt disease, which impairs the vision in both of his eyes. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019; vgregion.se, 14 Nov 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump F13 Final Round 2012-09-01 10
Men's 200 m T13 Heat 3 2012-09-06 9999
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T13 Semifinal 1 2013-07-20 13
Men's Long Jump T13 Final 1 2013-07-21 7
Men's 100 m T13 Semifinal 1 2013-07-24 10
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T12 Semifinal 1 2015-10-22 5
Men's 100 m T12 Heat 4 2015-10-22 7
Men's Long Jump T12 Final 1 2015-10-24 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T12 Final Round 2016-09-10 6
Men's 100 m T12 Heat 1 2016-09-14 3
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T12 Heat 3 2017-07-14 15
Men's Long Jump T12 Final 1 2017-07-16 2