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R‹FFEL Henrik
Sport Para athletics, Para-Cycling
NPC Sweden   
GenderMen
Age56
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T12
Further Personal Information
Residence
Sweden
Occupation
Director, Finance
Languages
English, Swedish
Higher education
Electrical Engineering - KTH Royal Institute of Technology: Sweden
General Interest
Other sports
He has represented Sweden at para-cycling road world cup events. (iof1.idrottonline.se, 13 Jun 2012; uci.ch, 24 May 2012)
Impairment
He has retinitis pigmentosa, a congenital condition which means he is gradually losing vision. He is chairman of the Swedish RP Association, an organisation that aims to help research into the condition. (legimus.se, 01 Oct 2012; aftonbladet.se, 31 May 2008; retina-sweden.se, 01 Aug 2012)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He is a director at Nasdaq OMX, a financial services corporation that owns and operates the NASDAQ stock market and European stock exchanges. (LinkedIn profile 12 Dec 2012)

2012 PARALYMPIC DISAPPOINTMENT
In April 2012 he ran in the Rotterdam marathon, beating the qualification time for the 2012 Paralympic Games. The Swedish Paralympic Committee were not notified of his time, so based on his other times, which were slower, they chose not to select him to go to London. (dn.se, 20 Aug 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
22 2008 Marathon T12 2:57:50
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
11 2006 1500m T13 4:34.79
Road World Championships - Para-Cycling
Rank Year Event Result
21 2011 Tandem B - Time Trial 42:06
  2011 Tandem B - Road Race  DNF
Track World Championships - Para-Cycling
Rank Year Event Result
19 2015 Tandem B - 1000m Time Trial 1:13.951
18 2015 Tandem B - 4km Pursuit  
13 2015 Tandem B - Sprint