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ANDERSSON Niklas
Sport Para ice hockey, Para swimming
NPC Sweden   
GenderMen
Age32
Place of BirthGothenburg, SWE
Height1.94 m
Weight 84 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S7, SB7, SM7
Further Personal Information
Residence
Gothenburg, SWE
Occupation
Athlete, Engineer
Languages
English, Swedish
Higher education
Chemical Engineering - Chalmers University of Technology: Gothenburg, SWE
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He learnt to swim at age three in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Why this sport?
After a break from the sport he returned at age 16 because he wanted to learn how to swim freestyle.
Club / Team
Goteborgs Sim: Sweden
Name of coach
Claire Vilshed, SWE, from 2018
Senior International Debut
Year
2016
Competing for
Sweden
General Interest
Hobbies
Supporting Swedish football club IFK Gothenburg. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 National Championships in Sweden. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Claire Vilshed. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (LinkedIn profile, 2018)
Impairment
He was born with an impairment in his right arm and right leg. (LinkedIn profile, 2018)
Other information
OTHER STUDIES
He has also studied for a master's degree in sustainable energy systems from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. (LinkedIn profile, 2018; Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
European Championships - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
16 2016 100m Backstroke S7 1:35.07
13 2016 100m Freestyle S7 1:14.93
11 2016 50m Freestyle S7 32.41
9 2018 50m Freestyle S7 32.41
10 2018 100m Freestyle S7 1:16.44
8 2021 100m Backstroke S7 1:36.10
10 2021 50m Freestyle S7 34.38