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SOLBERG Fredrik
Sport Para swimming
NPC Norway   
GenderMen
Age20
Place of BirthOslo, NOR
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB9, SM9
Further Personal Information
Residence
Tønsberg, NOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Norwegian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2013 in Tonsberg, Norway.
Why this sport?
He wanted to try a new sport. "I've always been active. But I quickly realised that I got a lot out of swimming training, and it was fun to see the progress. In addition, I was in a very good environment. There was nothing wrong with playing team sports, it just wasn't fun for me."
Club / Team
Tonsberg SK: Norway
Name of coach
Morten Eklund [national], NOR
Training Regime
He trains at the Alexander Dale Oen Arena in Bergen, Norway.
Senior International Debut
Year
2017
Competing for
Norway
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Coach Tone Gundrosen. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian cross-country skier Petter Northug. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Injuries
He sustained a shoulder injury in 2016. (reavisa.no, 07 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"During every training session there is something new to learn or you find new things to think about. You always have the potential to improve and there is always something to aim for." (reavisa.no, 07 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2020 he received the Jysk scholarship in recognition of his achievements in the sport. (idrettsforbundet.no, 20 May 2020)

He was named the 2019 Sportsperson of the Year by ReAvisa, an online publication in Norway. (reavisa.no, 17 Dec 2019)

He was presented with the Clasens Memorial Trophy by Tonsberg Svommeklubb in Norway in recognition of his results in 2016. (tonsbergsvommeklubb.no, 02 Mar 2017)
Impairment
He was born without his left hand as a result of dysmelia. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2021 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:14.05
5 2021 50m Freestyle S9 25.53
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
8 2019 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:15.08
4 2019 50m Freestyle S9 26.07
Heats 2022 100m Freestyle S9  DNS
2 2022 50m Freestyle S9 25.66
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2018 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:19.79
11 2018 100m Freestyle S9 1:00.18
8 2018 50m Freestyle S9 27.08
4 2021 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:10.78
13 2021 100m Freestyle S9 58.84
4 2021 50m Freestyle S9 25.59