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JONSSON Per
Sport Para athletics
NPC Sweden   
GenderMen
Age34
Place of BirthMellerud, SWE
Height1.84 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T13, F13
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Maria, one son
Residence
Bollnäs, SWE
Occupation
Coach
Languages
English, Swedish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 1998 in Frandefors, Sweden.
Club / Team
IF Anglarna: Vänersborg, SWE
Name of coach
Mats Johansson, SWE, from 2017
General Interest
Hobbies
Spending time in the forest. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the T13 long jump at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Injuries
He competed at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London with an injured knee. (svenskakyrkan.se, 15 Feb 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is impossible." (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Famous relatives
His younger brother Tobias Jonsson has represented Sweden in Para athletics, and won silver in the T12 long jump at the 2017 World Championships in London, England. He also competed at the Paralympic Games in 2012 and 2016. (SportsDeskOnline, 06 Aug 2018; paralympic.org, 27 Jun 2013)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympics.se, 10 Mar 2018)
Impairment
He has less than 10% vision in both eyes due to Stargardt disease. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019; svenskakyrkan.se, 15 Feb 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
11 2008 100m T13 11.71
13 2008 200m T13 23.73
4 2012 Long Jump F13 6.48
Heats 2012 200m T13 24.42
9 2016 Long Jump T12 6.71
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2006 Long Jump F13 6.20
3 2011 Long Jump F13 6.77
3 2013 Long Jump T13 6.71
1 2015 Long Jump T13 7.15
14 2015 100m T13 11.81
6 2017 Long Jump T12 6.64
4 2019 Long Jump T13 6.88
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014 100m T13 11.78
1 2014 Long Jump T13 6.91
6 2016 100m T12 12.05
1 2016 Long Jump T12 6.95
4 2018 Long Jump T13 6.40
6 2021 Long Jump T13 6.27