Jonas Jacobsson

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Jonas Jacobsson
Jonas Jacobsson (skytt).jpg
Personal information
Nationality  Sweden
Born 22 Jun 1965
Norrköping, Sweden
Height 1.70 m
Weight 51 kg

Jonas Jacobsson (born June 22, 1965) is a Swedish sport shooter who has won several gold medals at the Paralympic Games. He has participated in nine consecutive Summer Paralympics from 1980 to 2012, winning a total of seventeen gold, two silver, and nine bronze medals. 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.

September 10, 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 physically disabled athlete to receive the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal, Sweden's most significant sports award.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Anja Pärson
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
2008
Succeeded by
Helena Jonsson