October 7, 1977 |
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
Jon Rydberg (born October 7, 1977) is a world-class wheelchair tennis player.
Rydberg was born in Grantsburg, Wisconsin and currently resides at Pine City, Minnesota. He played tennis since 1992. He was a member of the 2004 United States Paralympic team that competed in Athens, Greece. In 2007, after winning gold at Parapan American Games in Brazil he became the top-ranked wheelchair tennis player in the United States. At the 2008 Summer Paralympics, he competed in both singles and doubles. In the singles event he lost in the third round to eventual gold medalist Shingo Kunieda, and in doubles he and his partner Stephen Welch were knocked out in the second round.
Also an accomplished wheelchair basketball player, Rydberg has contributed to the Rolling Timberwolves program that the Minnesota Timberwolves sponsors. He currently resides in the Twin Cities and has his own clothing line, Midevil, Inc.
- "Jon Rydberg". Team USA. United States Olympic Committee. Retrieved July 13, 2013.
- "USA’s Rydberg Reflects on Wheelchair Tennis’ Growth". IPC. February 24, 2012. Retrieved July 12, 2013.
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