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NORMANN Anna
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Sweden   
GenderWomen
Age38
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Halmstad, SWE
Occupation
Armed Forces Athlete
Languages
Swedish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up shooting Para sport in 2018.
Why this sport?
She was a non-Para shooter prior to her accident. She was advised to take up shooting Para sport during her recovery.
Club / Team
Halmstad-Snostorp Skytteforening: Sweden
Name of coach
Pernilla Svensson [national], SWE
Training Regime
She trains every day. She fires about 70,000 shots and trains for a total of 1000 hours each year.
General Interest
Hobbies
Horses. (Instagram profile, 25 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in mixed 50m rifle prone at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (svt.se, 05 Sep 2021)
Injuries
She broke her foot in January 2020. (svt.se, 25 Aug 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"When I lower my ear defenders, I do not want to be disturbed. Then I'm in my world. Shooting is a sport for the head." (forsvarsmakten.se, 09 Mar 2021)
Awards and honours
In September 2021 she received a special recognition award from the Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces [OB] in recognition of her silver medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 09 Sep 2021)
Other sports
She represented Sweden in non-disabled shooting at the world championships in 2010, 2014, and 2018. She was part of the women's 300m rifle prone team that won gold at the 2014 World Championships in Granada, Spain. (SportsDeskOnline, 12 Mar 2021; svt.se, 25 Aug 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (parasport.se, 08 Jun 2022)
Impairment
She broke her ankle while on a training exercise with the Swedish Army in 2014. She underwent five operations but was unable to regain full function of her ankle. "I was on a training exercise with other soldiers. We were out in the woods, and I was climbing up to a radio station when I slipped. I fell back, but my foot was still wedged between two stairs. I didn't understand why my injury was so complicated, but then the specialists told me that only one in four people who have this kind of break actually recover." (paralympic.org, 30 Sep 2019)
Other information
TECHNIQUE
She was a non-Para shooter prior to her accident, and she tries to use a modified version of her former stance when competing in shooting Para sport. "The hardest thing to overcome is that my ankle doesn't feel how it used to feel. Most of all it causes me a lot of pain, because the ankle is completely stiff, and if you can't move your ankle, then the bending part has to come from somewhere else. So, then your knees break down. I try to shoot like I did before the accident as much as possible, so I stand on one foot, and I'm on tiptoes on the other. I could sit on a chair but that's so completely new to me, it's too hard. I try to stick to what I'm used to." (paralympic.org, 30 Sep 2019)

MILITARY SERVICE
She serves as an officer in the Swedish Army, and worked with the air defence section that helped protect United Kingdom airspace during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (forsvarsmakten.se, 27 Aug 2021, 09 Mar 2021; paralympic.org, 14 Oct 2019, 30 Sep 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Shooting Para sport
Rank Year Event Result
8 2021 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 121.3
24 2021 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 630.5
5 2021 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 424.4
2 2021 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 248.5
World Championships - Shooting Para sport
Rank Year Event Result
9 2018 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 612.1
2 2018 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 248.0
32 2018 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 625.5
2 2018 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 452.6
33 2019 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 628.2
6 2019 R10 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 - Team  
1 2019 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 453.7
6 2019 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 161.8
World Cup (Al Ain) - Shooting Para sport
Rank Year Event Result
24 2018 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 625.2
3 2018 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 434.6
5 2018 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 185.0
4 2018 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 204.6
5 2019 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 183.4
1 2019 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 454.0
23 2019 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 627.7
3 2019 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 225.7
3 2022 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 225.6
4 2022 R10 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 - Team 10
9 2022 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 632.3
3 2022 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 441.9
15 2022 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 608.6
European Championships - Shooting Para sport
Rank Year Event Result
3 2022 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 227.9
8 2022 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 124.7
World Ranking (2018/07/01) - Shooting Para sport
Rank Year Event Result
19 2018 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1  
5 2018 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1  
4 2018 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1  
19 2018 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1  
5 2018 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1  
4 2018 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1