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FIFH Malmö’s Ida Andersson Wulf selected to represent Sweden at IPC Swimming European Open Championships

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Earlier today FIFH Malmö announce that one of their own swimmers, Ida Andersson Wulf, has been selected to represent Sweden at IPC European Swimming Championships in May.

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Wulf has recently established herself as one of the best Swedish swimmers, following a breakout performance at the  2014 Stockholm Para Games.  The S7 classified swimmer set a national record in the 50 meter backstroke at those Games, with a time of 53:38.  That year, it was the eleventh fastest time in the world.  She was first named to the national team squad for Sweden in December 2015 along with other first time national team members Niklas Andersson, and Agnes Kramer.  Prior to that in late 2015, she participated in the Nordic Championships in Bergen, Norway.

 

The 2016 IPC Swimming European Open Championships take place in Funchal, on the island of Madeira, in Portugal.  The event officially gets underway on April 30, with  swimming getting underway on May 1.  It will provide one of the last opportunities for swimmers to qualify for the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio.  All the events on the Paralympic program will be run, with additional events for lower numbered classifications and some relays.  The open status of the event means that swimmers worldwide can compete, and it is not just limited to Europeans.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2532 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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