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NYRÉN Ludvig
Sport Para swimming
NPC Sweden   
Place of BirthGrums, SWE
Height1.74 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Leg length difference
Origin of Impairment
S10, SB9, SM10
Further Personal Information
Säffle, SWE
English, Swedish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 10 at Deje SS Swim Club in Sweden.
Why this sport?
He attended a swimming tryout and was then inspired to continue in the sport by Swedish Para swimmer Anders Olsson.
Club / Team
Mellansvenska Simforbundet: Sweden
General Interest
Ludde, Taxen, Lillchippen (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Swimming, fishing. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Nils Liedberg. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
He underwent knee surgery in December 2011, and has had ongoing problems with his knees since 2015. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019;, 07 Jan 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There is no other failure than to stop trying." (, 22 Sep 2016)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook page, 19 Aug 2018)
He has dysmelia. "A skeletal malformation has caused me to have slanted bones in my leg. I don't really have a balanced kick. I swim a little more with my arms. Other than that, there is no major difference." (Athlete, 01 Dec 2017;, 07 Sep 2016)
Other information
He considered retiring from Para swimming following the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro due to injuries and a lack of motivation. In 2018 he decided to continue in the sport with a view to competing at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. "I promised my coach to compete at [the 2018 European Championships] and we would consider the next step after that. Now it feels better and I will try to take more medals in the future and be part of another Paralympic Games." (, 05 Jan 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
11 2016 100m Butterfly S10 1:02.43 
19 2016 100m Freestyle S10 58.55 
Heats 2016 400m Freestyle S10 4:24.90
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
8 2015 400m Freestyle S10 4:27.42
6 2017 50m Freestyle S10 27.36
5 2017 100m Freestyle S10 57.79
4 2017 100m Butterfly S10 1:01.97
Heats 2019 50m Freestyle S10 26.94
Heats 2019 100m Butterfly S10  DSQ
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
7 2014 400m Freestyle S10 4:28.97
Heat 2014 100m Freestyle S10 59.58
7 2016 400m Freestyle S10 4:27.24
11 2016 100m Freestyle S10 58.60
16 2016 50m Freestyle S10 27.90
10 2016 100m Butterfly S10 1:04.57
10 2016 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:33.88
11 2016 100m Backstroke S10 1:12.80
6 2018 50m Freestyle S10 26.05
7 2018 100m Butterfly S10 1:01.42
9 2018 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:32.54
8 2018 100m Freestyle S10 57.68