Swimmer Karl Forsman celebrates his gold medal, Sweden's first in the 2016 Paralympic Games. Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall / TT.
Swimmer Karl Forsman celebrates his gold medal, Sweden's first in the 2016 Paralympic Games. Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall / TT.

Gold, silver and bronze for Sweden's Paralympic team

Sweden has racked up three medals so far during the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, winning one in each of the competition's three classes.

On Saturday, swimmer Maja Reichard, who carried the Swedish flag during the Games' opening ceremony, took Sweden's first medal with her bronze in the 100m backstroke.

On Sunday, Joackim Norberg won silver in pistol shooting. "I was a nervous wreck," he told newspaper Expressen about his event. "It was exhausting and difficult to aim and be able to stay still."

That same day, swimmer Karl Forsman finished first in the 100m breaststroke and earned Sweden its first gold medal in Rio de Janeiro. The 19-year-old beat out his second-place competitor by just one second.

The Paralympics continue through Sunday.

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