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JACOBSSON Jonas
Sport Shooting Para sport, Wheelchair Basketball
NPC Sweden   
GenderMen
Age57
Place of BirthNorrköping, SWE
Height1.70 m
Weight 51 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Aja
Occupation
Coach, Motivational Speaker
Languages
Swedish, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began shooting in 1973 in Krokek, Sweden and by age eight was competing against able-bodied shooters in regular competitions. He participated in his first shooting Para sport competition at age 12.
Why this sport?
He comes from a "shooting family" so followed them into the sport. Despite playing table tennis, basketball and swimming, shooting came most naturally to him. "My family were all involved in the same sport."
Senior International Debut
Year
1979
Competing for
Sweden
Location
Stoke Mandeville, ENG
General Interest
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)
Hero / Idol
Swedish alpine skier Ingemar Stenmark. (svd.se, 02 Dec 2008)
Awards and honours
In 2014 the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter named him 43rd on their list of Sweden's 150 premier athletes of all time. (shif.se, 30 Dec 2014)

His three medals at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing earned him the 2008 Dagbladet Gold Medal, the highest annual sporting prize awarded by Swedish daily newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. (svd.se, 02 Dec 2008; Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)

He was presented with the The King's Medal in 2001. It is given by Swedish royalty to those with special merits. (paralympic.org, 10 Apr 2013)
Other sports
He competed in wheelchair basketball at the 1988 Paralympic Games in Seoul. (Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)
Impairment
He was born with paraplegia. (svd.se, 02 Dec 2008)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works for the Swedish Organisation for the Disabled [SHIF]. (highlights.se, 15 Nov 2016)

MEDAL MACHINE
His two medals at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London brought his Paralympic medal tally to 30, including 17 gold. He competed in his first Paralympic Games at age 15 and has won gold medals at nine consecutive Paralympic Games. (svd.se, 02 Dec 2012)

BIOGRAPHY
In 2009 a 118-page book called 'The Will to Win: Shooter Jonas Jacobsson' was released by Anita Gullberg, following his life through words and pictures. (jonasjacobsson.se, 29 Dec 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Wheelchair Basketball
Rank Year Event Result
7 1988 Team  
Paralympic Games - Shooting Para sport
Rank Year Event Result
3 1980 Air Rifle 3 Positions 2-5  
1 1980 Air Rifle Standing 2-5  
3 1984 Air Rifle 3 Positions 2-6  
2 1984 Air Rifle 3 Positions Team 1A-6  
2 1984 Air Rifle Kneeling Team 1A-6  
3 1984 Air Rifle Prone Team 1A-6  
2 1984 Air Rifle Standing 2-6  
1 1984 Air Rifle Standing Team 1A-6  
3 1988 Air Rifle 3 Positions Team 2-6  
1 1988 Air Rifle Prone Team 2-6  
3 1988 Air Rifle Standing Team 2-6  
3 1992 Air Rifle 3x40 SH2  
1 1992 Air Rifle Standing SH2  
1 1992 Olympic Match SH2  
Preliminary round 1996 Air Pistol SH1 544
1 1996 Air Rifle 3x40 SH1 1289.7
3 1996 Air Rifle Prone SH1 704.7
Preliminary round 1996 Air Rifle Standing SH1 574
1 1996 English Match SH1 691.4
5 1996 Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 1227.0
3 2000 Air Rifle Prone SH1 702.8
3 2000 Air Rifle Standing SH1 688.3
1 2000 Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 1248.8
1 2000 Free Rifle Prone SH1 691.6
1 2004 Air Rifle Prone SH1 705.3
1 2004 Air Rifle Standing SH1 693.4
1 2004 Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 1261.1
1 2004 Free Rifle Prone SH1 701.4
13 2008 Air Rifle Prone SH1 598
1 2008 Air Rifle Standing SH1 700.5
1 2008 Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 1264.3
1 2008 Free Rifle Prone SH1 695.8
2 2012 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 693.4
19 2012 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 597
4 2012 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 692.2
1 2012 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 1255.9
Qualification 2016 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 615.5
Qualification 2016 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 623.7
Qualification 2016 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 1138
Qualification 2016 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 614.4
World Championships - Shooting Para sport
Rank Year Event Result
5 2006 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 685.3
2 2006 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 705.1
12 2006 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1  
55 2006 MP1 - 10m Air Pistol SH1  
1 2006 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 1260.4
2 2010 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 692.7
4 2010 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 703.9
1 2010 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 1261.9
1 2010 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 696.2
1 2014 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 204.2
6 2014 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 124.5
2 2014 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 205.9
1 2014 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 454.6
European Championships - Shooting Para sport
Rank Year Event Result
3 2013 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 182.3
10 2013 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 628.3
1 2013 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 468.9
2 2013 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 206.8