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JONSSON Tobias
Sport Para athletics
NPC Sweden   
GenderMen
Age26
Place of BirthMellerud, SWE
Height1.79 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T12, F12
Further Personal Information
Residence
Bollnäs, SWE
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Swedish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2001.
Why this sport?
His mother encouraged him to try Para athletics.
Club / Team
IF Anglarna: Vänersborg, SWE
Name of coach
Mats Johansson, SWE, from 2016
General Interest
Hobbies
Fishing. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the T12 long jump at the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
US triple jumper Christian Taylor. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Injuries
In March 2019 he broke his collarbone after he was involved in a bicycle accident. (mellerudsnyheter.se, 25 Sep 2019)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2015 Para Sport Athlete of the Year at the Uddevalla Sports Gala in Sweden. (ikorient.se, 25 Apr 2016)
Famous relatives
His older brother Per Jonsson represented Sweden in athletics at the Paralympic Games in 2008, 2012 and 2016. He also won gold in the T13 long jump at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (SportsDeskOnline, 06 Aug 2018; ttela.se, 19 Jun 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (helahalsingland.se, 10 Sep 2016)
Impairment
He has Stargardt disease, which impairs the vision in both of his eyes. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019; vgregion.se, 14 Nov 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
10 2012 Long Jump F13 5.83
Heats 2012 200m T13  DNS
6 2016 Long Jump T12 6.97
Heats 2016 100m T12 11.57
7 2021 Long Jump T12 6.50
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2013 Long Jump T13 6.27
Semifinal 2013 200m T13 23.66
Semifinal 2013 100m T13 11.58
5 2015 100m T12 11.36
7 2015 Long Jump T12 6.64
15 2017 100m T12 11.64
2 2017 Long Jump T12 6.99
5 2019 Long Jump T12 6.77
21 2019 100m T12 11.64
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2014 100m T13 11.75
6 2014 200m T13 23.95
3 2014 Long Jump T13 6.39
5 2016 100m T12 11.76
7 2016 200m T12 24.10
2 2016 Long Jump T12 6.69
Final 2018 100m T12 11.76
2 2018 Long Jump T12 6.89
3 2021 Long Jump T12 6.40