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Sweden’s Golden Start in Paralympics

Published måndag 8 september 2008 kl 12.17
Anders Olsson winning gold in 100m freestyle in Beijing

Sweden win their first gold medals in the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing.

Jonas Jacobsson made a new world record winning the gold in shooting.

After taking an early lead in the final, the Swede lead by a significant margin of 4.6 points at the half way mark. He went on to win the event with 700.5 points.

The win is the 14th gold medal of the Swede’s career. Jacobsson still has three more chances at taking home medals for his country in the competition but admits it will be almost impossible to repeat his wonder win at the 2004 games in Athens when he won gold in all four of his events.

Swedish swimmer Anders Olsson won a second gold and broke his own world record in the 100m freestyle.

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