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KARLSSON Viktoria
Sport Para athletics
NPC Sweden   
GenderWomen
Age25
Place of BirthSöderhamn, SWE
Height1.80 m
Human Interest
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)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
7 2016 Long Jump T11 4.49
6 2021 Long Jump T11 4.55
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2013 Long Jump T11 4.07
3 2015 Long Jump T11 4.44
4 2017 Long Jump T11 4.30
5 2019 Long Jump T11 4.65
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 Long Jump T11 4.48
6 2016 200m T11 32.51
1 2016 Long Jump T11 4.59
1 2018 Long Jump T11 4.77
Final 2018 200m T11  DSQ
2 2021 Long Jump T11 4.70