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William Soderling

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S6, SB6, SM6

Further personal information

Residence
Helsinki, FIN
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Finnish, Swedish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2009 in Helsinki, Finland.
Why this sport?
His father urged him to try the sport. "It is a good form of exercise."
Club / Team
Helsingfors Simsallskap: Finland
Name of coach
Jessica Holtta [personal], FIN, from 2016

International debut

Year
2013

General interest

Hobbies
Football, ice hockey. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2013 World Dwarf Games in East Lansing, MI, United States of America. The competition was significant for him as it was the first time he competed against other athletes of short stature, since Finland did not have any swimmers in his impairment category. (Hs.fi, 06 Aug 2013; Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Canadian ice hockey player Sidney Crosby. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (It-lehti.fi, 01 Sep 2013)
Impairment
He is a person of short stature. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Other information