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LINDBERG Pernilla
Sport Para swimming
NPC Sweden   
GenderWomen
Age28
Place of BirthGothenburg, SWE
Height1.74 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14
Further Personal Information
Residence
Gothenburg, SWE
Languages
English, Swedish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age 10 at Valhallabadet in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Why this sport?
"I love water and I think it is fun."
Club / Team
Simklubben S02: Gothenburg, SWE
General Interest
Nicknames
Pillan, Pippi (Facebook profile, 08 Mar 2021; shif.se, 30 Nov 2014)
Hobbies
Music, running. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fourth in the S14 200m freestyle at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her father. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
Swedish swimmer Sarah Sjostrom. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing can stop you from doing your best." (Facebook profile, 08 Mar 2021)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2018 Female Para Athlete of the Year by the Swedish Parasport Association. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019; parasport.nu, 03 Feb 2019)

In 2011 she received the Rising Star Award from the Disability Sports Association of Gothenburg in Sweden. (rl-digitalmedia.se, 15 Jun 2011)
Impairment
She has autism. (sverigesradio.se, 01 Jul 2021)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2012 100m Backstroke S14 1:18.38
5 2012 200m Freestyle S14 2:15.33
Heats 2012 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:27.50
5 2016 100m Backstroke S14 1:15.40 
4 2016 200m Freestyle S14 2:12.54
7 2016 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:23.42
4 2016 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:36.30 
10 2021 100m Butterfly S14 1:11.79 
5 2021 200m Freestyle S14 2:12.33
8 2021 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:21.56
5 2021 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:32.01
9 2021 100m Backstroke S14 1:14.71
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
8 2013 200m Freestyle S14 2:22.56
Heats 2013 100m Backstroke S14 1:17.84
6 2013 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:23.78
8 2013 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:43.22
5 2015 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:22.36
6 2015 200m Freestyle S14 2:18.59
6 2015 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:35.35
5 2015 100m Backstroke S14 1:15.21
3 2017 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:24.71
1 2017 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:36.92
1 2017 200m Freestyle S14 2:14.75
3 2017 100m Backstroke S14 1:15.14
2 2017 100m Butterfly S14 1:12.00
5 2019 200m Freestyle S14 2:13.38
Heats 2019 100m Backstroke S14 1:15.91
Heats 2019 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:25.82
8 2019 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:38.45
Heats 2019 100m Butterfly S14 1:17.02
6 2022 200m Freestyle S14 2:14.50
Heats 2022 100m Backstroke S14 1:16.52
7 2022 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:22.70
5 2022 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:33.50
Heats 2022 100m Butterfly S14 1:13.29
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2014 100m Backstroke S14 1:16.19
Heat 2014 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:27.06
5 2014 200m Freestyle S14 2:18.18
6 2014 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:41.04
5 2016 200m Freestyle S14 2:19.61
7 2016 100m Backstroke S14 1:18.97
6 2016 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:24.38
7 2016 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:39.21
6 2018 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:28.14
4 2018 100m Backstroke S14 1:14.47
6 2018 100m Butterfly S14 1:14.68
4 2018 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:38.52
2 2021 200m Freestyle S14 2:13.85
5 2021 100m Backstroke S14 1:15.46
5 2021 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:15.46
1 2021 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:34.82
2 2021 100m Freestyle S14 1:02.14
4 2021 100m Butterfly S14 1:12.42