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FORSMAN Karl
Sport Para swimming
NPC Sweden   
GenderMen
Age25
Place of BirthÍstersund, SWE
Height1.78 m
Weight 94 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S6, S7, SB5, SB7, SM6, SM7
Further Personal Information
Residence
Ístersund, SWE
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Swedish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 13.
Why this sport?
"I wanted to be the best swimmer I could possibly be and push myself."
Club / Team
SK Agir: Ístersund, SWE
Name of coach
Viktor Sandin [personal], from 2016
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Sweden
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Montreal, QC, CAN
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing video games. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the SB5 100m breaststroke at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Swedish swimmer Sarah Sjostrom. (expressen.se, 13 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"To become the strongest version of myself." (Athlete, 01 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
He was named Sweden's Male Para Swimmer of the Year in 2016. (simma.nu, 04 Feb 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 20 Aug 2018)
Impairment
He was born with a brain injury that caused cerebral palsy and means he has difficulty walking. (op.se, 01 Aug 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2016 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:34.27 
10 2016 400m Freestyle S6 6:04.09 
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2013 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:40.61
Heats 2015 400m Freestyle S6 6:11.24
2 2015 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:33.40
2 2017 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:36.60
Heats 2017 100m Freestyle S6 1:35.84
Heats 2017 50m Freestyle S6 40.46
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 400m Freestyle S6 6:14.91
1 2014 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:36.44
Heat 2014 50m Freestyle S6 41.87
7 2014 100m Freestyle S6 1:27.27
5 2014 100m Backstroke S6 1:52.68
11 2016 100m Freestyle S6 1:22.49
2 2016 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:34.17
17 2016 50m Freestyle S6 39.38
7 2018 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:35.92
8 2018 400m Freestyle S7 6:13.86