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ANDERSSON Aron
Sport Para athletics, Para ice hockey
NPC Sweden   
GenderMen
Age33
Place of BirthStockholm, SWE
Height1.67 m
Weight 62 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Stockholm, SWE
Occupation
Athlete, Public Speaker
Languages
English, Swedish
Sport Specific Information
Name of coach
Jorgen Lundgren [national]
Coach from which country?
Sweden
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward
General Interest
Injuries
A hip injury forced him to miss the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (x-kross.se, 18 Jun 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I like to challenge myself and test the boundaries." (mitti.se, 21 Mar 2013)
Awards and honours
He received the Dagbladet's Sports Scholarship in 2004. (barncancerfonden.se, 05 Nov 2010
Other sports
He has represented Sweden at four Paralympic Games in three different sports - sailing, sledge hockey and athletics. (barncancerfonden.se, 05 Nov 2010)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with cancer at age eight. He had surgery to remove a tumour and was partially paralysed as a result. (aronanderson.se, 05 Nov 2010; barncancerfonden.se, 05 Nov 2010)
Other information
CHARITY RIDE
In July 2013 he was part of a group of cyclists who rode from Malmo, Sweden, to Paris, France, in aid of a children's cancer charity. Andersson completed the journey on his handcycle. (sverigesradio.se, 12 Jul 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para ice hockey
Rank Year Event Result
6 2006 Team  
8 2010 Team  
8 2014 Team  
World Championship - Para ice hockey
Rank Year Event Result
3 2004 Team  
8 2013 Team  
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
29 2008 5000m T54 11:30.79
25 2008 800m T54 1:46.42
34 2008 1500m T54 3:21.00
26 2008 Marathon T54 1:32:36
World Championships (Overall) - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
1st Round 2006 1500m T54 3:39.39
24 2006 5000m T54 12:04.88
29 2006 Marathon T54 1:40:12
16 2011 Marathon T54 1:36:40