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Vegard Dragsund Sverd

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T13, F13

Further personal information

Languages
English, Norwegian
Higher education
Post University: Waterbury, CT, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2012 in Oslo, Norway.
Why this sport?
He wanted to become a faster runner.
Club / Team
Norna-Salhus: Bergen, NOR

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Norway
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Grosseto, ITA

General interest

Most influential person in career
Physio Espen Hanssen. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Injuries
He suffered a hamstring injury in the late part of 2015. (friidrett.no, 16 Nov 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he received the Karolineprisen, presented by the Wang Sports High School in Norway. The award is given annually to a student who combines academic results with non-professional sporting achievements. (friidrett.no, 13 Jan 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (friidrett.no, 16 Nov 2016)
Impairment
He was born with Stargardt disease. The condition began to affect his vision while he was in the third grade of primary school. (friidrett.no, 16 Nov 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T13 Heat 1 2015-10-23 12
Men's 200 m T13 Heat 2 2015-10-25 9999
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T13 Heat 1 2017-07-16 16
Men's Long Jump T13 Final 1 2017-07-22 9