Sweden at the 2018 Winter Paralympics

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Sweden sent people to compete at the 2018 Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The team has 22 people. They are competing in para-alpine skiing, para-Nordic skiing, sledge hockey and wheelchair curling. The Games are being shown on television on SVT.

Team[change | change source]

22 people from Sweden competed in the 2018 Winter Paralympics.[1] People are competing in para-alpine skiing, para-Nordic skiing, sledge hockey and wheelchair curling.[1][2][3][4] New Zealand, Sweden and the United States were the first countries to name people to their teams after sportspeople won spots by November 2017.[5] The first person named to the team was para-Nordic skier Zebastian Modin.[3]

The table below contains the list of members of people (called "Team Sweden") that will be participating in the 2018 Games.

Team Sweden
Name Sport Gender Classification Events ref
Johannes Andersson para-Nordic skiing male guide skier [6]
Robin Bryntesson para-Nordic skiing male guide skier [6]
Daniel Cederstam sledge hockey male Sledge hockey minimum disability open class [1][6][7]
Viljo Petersson Dahl wheelchair curling male wheelchair curling open class [4][6]
Mats-Ola Engborg wheelchair curling wheelchair curling open class [4][6]
Maximillian Gyllsten sledge hockey male Sledge hockey minimum disability open class [1][6][7]
Christian Hedberg sledge hockey male Sledge hockey minimum disability open class [1][6][7]
Markus Holm sledge hockey male Sledge hockey minimum disability open class [1][6][7]
Niklas Ingvarsson sledge hockey male Sledge hockey minimum disability open class [1][6][7]
Göran Karlsson sledge hockey male Sledge hockey minimum disability open class [1][6][7]
Per Kasperi sledge hockey male Sledge hockey minimum disability open class [1][6][7]
Aaron Lindström para-alpine skiing male LW6/8.2 slalom, giant slalom, super-G [4][6]
Robin Meng sledge hockey male Sledge hockey minimum disability open class [1][6][7]
Zebastian Modin para-Nordic skiing male B1 biathlon [3][6][8]
Andreas Neumann sledge hockey male Sledge hockey minimum disability open class [1][6][7]
Peter Nilsson sledge hockey male Sledge hockey minimum disability open class [1][6][7]
Ulf Nilsson sledge hockey male Sledge hockey minimum disability open class [1][6][7]
Peter Ojala sledge hockey male Sledge hockey minimum disability open class [1][6][7]
Ronny Persson wheelchair curling wheelchair curling open class [4][6]
Niklas Rakos sledge hockey male Sledge hockey minimum disability open class [1][6][7]
Zandra Reppe wheelchair curling wheelchair curling open class [4][6]
Kristina Ulander wheelchair curling female wheelchair curling open class [4][6]
Anders Wistrand sledge hockey male Sledge hockey minimum disability open class [1][6][7]

History[change | change source]

People from Sweden went to the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. Of the 22 total people, 18 were men and 4 were women.[9] They won 1 gold medal, 2 silver medals and 1 bronze medal.[9]

Doping[change | change source]

People from Sweden were critical of anti-doping work planned for the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. They did not like the fact that anti-doping officials were not being paid.[10]

Para-alpine skiing[change | change source]

Skiers[change | change source]

Aaron Lindström made the team for the 2018 Games when he was a 17-year-old.[4] He was the first alpine skier to be named to the team for Sweden.[4] He competes in the slalom, giant slalom and Super G races.[4]

Schedule and results[change | change source]

The first event on the para-alpine program is the downhill. It starts on 10 March, running from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. The second event on the program is Super-G. All skiers will race between 9:30 AM and 1:00 PM on 11 March. The super combined takes place on 13 March. The Super-G part of the event is in the morning. The slalom part is in the afternoon. The slalom event gets underway on 14 March and conclude on 15 March. Women and men both race during the same sessions in the morning. The afternoon sessions start with the women doing their second run. Then the men go.The last para-alpine skiing race of the 2018 Games is the giant slalom. It takes place on 17 - 18 March.  Men and women both race at the same time in the morning sessions.  Women race first in the afternoon sessions, with the men racing a half hour after they end.[11]

Para-Nordic skiing[change | change source]

Skiers[change | change source]

Zebastian Modin has problems seeing, and uses a guide skier.[3] Before South Korea, he competed at the 2010 Winter Paralympics in Vancouver and the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi.[3] He won a bronze medal in 2010, and  two silver medals and a bronze medal in 2014.[3]

Schedule and results[change | change source]

On 12 March, the 15 km race takes place, with standing and vision impaired women starting at 10:00 PM. Thee sprint classic qualification takes place on 14 March from 10:00 AM – 11:25 AM for both men and women in all classes. It is followed in the afternoon by the semifinals and finals.  The classic race takes place on 17 March. The standing and visually impaired women's race takes place from 10:00 AM - 12:30.[11]

Sledge hockey[change | change source]

To the Games[change | change source]

Japan, Sweden and the Czech Republic were the last 3 teams that were able to go to the 2018 Games. They could go because of how they finished at the Qualification Tournament in October in Ostersund, Sweden in October 2017.[12][13][14]

Roster[change | change source]

Sweden sledge hockey roster
Name Team ref
Daniel Cederstam Nacka HI [1]
Maximillian Gyllsten FIFH Malmö [1]
Christian Hedberg Hedemora SK [1]
Markus Holm HIF Fighters [1]
Niklas Ingvarsson FIFH Malmö [1]
Göran Karlsson [1]
Per Kasperi Nacka HI [1]
Robin Meng Linden Hockey [1]
Andreas Neumann Hedemora SK [1]
Peter Nilsson Linden Hockey [1]
Ulf Nilsson [1]
Peter Ojala [1]
Niklas Rakos [1]
Anders Wistrand [1]

Schedule and results[change | change source]

Canada, Norway, Italy and Sweden were in Group A for the sledge hockey competition.[15][16] Sweden's first game is on 10 March against Canada.[2][16] They play against Italy on 12 March.[2][16] They play against Norway on 13 March.[2][16]

Preliminary round
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
Canada Canada
Italy Italy
Norway Norway
Sweden Sweden
March 10, 2018
19:00 KST
Canada Canada 19:00 KST Sweden Sweden Gangneung Hockey Centre
March 12, 2018
19:00 MSK
Italy Italy 19:00 MSK Sweden Sweden Gangneung Hockey Centre
March 13, 2018
15:30 MSK
Norway Norway 15:30 MSK Sweden Sweden Gangneung Hockey Centre

Wheelchair curling[change | change source]

The Swedish national wheelchair curling team includes Viljo Petersson Dahl, Kristina Ulander, Ronny Persson, Zandra Reppe and Mats-Ola Engborg.[4] The team starts playing on 10 March when they compete against China.[17] They play the United States on 11 March.[17] They play Slovakia on 12 March.[17] They play Great Britain on 12 March.[17] They play Norway and Germany on 13 March.[17] On 14 March, they play against Finland and South Korea.[17]

Media coverage[change | change source]

The Games are being shown on television on SVT.[2]

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