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Viktoria Karlsson

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Sofia Sandgren

Further personal information

Residence
Gothenburg, SWE
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, French, Swedish
Higher education
Microbiology - University of Gothenburg: Sweden

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up long jump in 2004 in Soderhamn, Sweden.
Why this sport?
Her parents got her involved in athletics so that she could burn off some energy.
Club / Team
Goteborgs KIK: Sweden
Name of coach
Jeremy Pryce [personal], SWE, from 2016

General interest

Nicknames
Vickan (spanaren.se, 10 Jul 2017)
Hobbies
Walking her dog. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the T11 long jump at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Swedish hurdler Susanna Kallur. (tokyonext.se, 17 Oct 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Go hard or go home." (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
She was flag bearer for Sweden at the opening ceremony of the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (IPC, 20 Aug 2018)
Other sports
She has competed in Para cross-country skiing at international level. (fis-ski.com, 01 Aug 2019; svt.se, 29 Oct 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (svt.se, 29 Oct 2018)
Impairment
She developed eye cancer at age 18 months, and had lost her sight by age five. (spanaren.se, 10 Jul 2017; viktoriakarlsson.se, 27 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T11 Final 1 2013-07-21 4
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T11 Final 1 2015-10-29 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T11 Final Round 2016-09-16 7
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T11 Final 1 2017-07-20 4