Jonas Jacobsson

Jonas Jacobsson (born 22 June 1965) is a Swedish sport shooter who has won several gold medals at the Paralympic Games. He participated in ten consecutive Summer Paralympics from 1980 to 2016, winning a total of seventeen gold, two silver, and nine bronze medals.[1] In 1996, he won two gold medals in the air rifle 3×40 and English match events and a bronze in the air rifle prone at the Atlanta Paralympics. At the 2000 Summer Paralympics, he took two gold medals in the free rifle 3×40 and free rifle prone events and two bronzes in air rifle standing and air rifle prone events. Four years later, at the Athens Games, he competed in the same four events and won the gold medal in all of them.

Jonas Jacobsson
Jonas Jacobsson (skytt).jpg
Personal information
Nationality Sweden
Born (1965-06-22) 22 June 1965 (age 56)
Norrköping, Sweden
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight51 kg (112 lb)
Sport
Disability classSH1, SH2
Medal record
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Paralympic Games 17 4 9
Shooting para sport
Representing  Sweden
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1980 Arnhem Mixed air rifle standing 2-5
Gold medal – first place 1984 Stoke Mandeville
& New York
Men's air rifle standing team 1A-6
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul Mixed air rifle prone team 2-6
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona Men's air rifle standing SH2
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona Mixed Olympic Match SH2
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Men's air rifle 3×40 SH1
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Mixed English match SH1
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney Men's free rifle 3×40 SH1
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney Mixed free rifle prone SH1
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Mixed air rifle prone SH1
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Men's air rifle standing SH1
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Men's free rifle 3x40 SH1
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Mixed free rifle prone SH1
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Men's air rifle standing SH1
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Men's free rifle 3x40 SH1
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Mixed free rifle prone SH1
Gold medal – first place 2012 London Men's free rifle 3x40 SH1
Silver medal – second place 1984 Stoke Mandeville
& New York
Men's air rifle 3 positions team 1A-6
Silver medal – second place 1984 Stoke Mandeville
& New York
Men's air rifle kneeling team 1A-6
Silver medal – second place 1984 Stoke Mandeville
& New York
Men's air rifle standing 2-6
Silver medal – second place 2012 London Men's air rifle standing SH1
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Arnhem Mixed air rifle 3 positions 2-5
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Stoke Mandeville
& New York
Men's air rifle 3 positions 2-6
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Stoke Mandeville
& New York
Men's air rifle prone team 1A-6
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Seoul Mixed air rifle 3 positions team 2-6
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Seoul Mixed air rifle standing team 2-6
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona Mixed air rifle 3×40 SH2
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Atlanta Mixed air rifle prone SH1
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney Mixed air rifle prone SH1
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney Men's air rifle standing SH1



On 10 September 2008 Jacobsson won his 16th gold medal in the Paralympic Games making him the best performing male Paralympics contestant so far. Later that year, he became the first athlete with a physical disability to receive the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal,[2] Sweden's most significant sports award.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sweden's Jacobsson shoots way to 17th Paralympic gold". The Local Sweden. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Bragdguldet till Jonas Jacobsson" [The Feat Gold to Jonas Jacobsson] (in Swedish). Svenska Dagbladet. Retrieved 15 July 2021.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
2008
Succeeded by