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Erik PERSSON
Sport Swimming
NOC Sweden   
GenderMen
Born12 Jan 1994 in Kungsbacka, SWE
Height1.81 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Bergen, NOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Swedish
Higher education
Cultural Studies, Sport Studies - Malmo University: Sweden
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
He began swimming because he always liked water activities.
Club / Team
Kungsbacka SS: Sweden
Name of coach
Ulrika Sandmark [national], SWE
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"[Swimming] is a lifestyle. It is more than a job. You have to use the whole day and do everything as well as possible to be able to perform at the top." (goteborg.etc.se, 04 Dec 2019)
Awards and honours
He was named West Sweden Swimming Association Swimmer of the Year in 2019/20. (vssf.nu, 09 Jun 2020)

In 2019 he was named Male Swimmer of the Year by the Swedish Swimming Association. (norrahalland.se, 12 Feb 2020)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Breaststroke 2:08.88
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Breaststroke 1:01.20
Semifinal 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Breaststroke 2:10.12
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2022 Budapest, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:08.38
15 2022 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:00.38
8 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Breaststroke 2:08.39
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Breaststroke 1:00.66
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:09.58
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:00.08
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Breaststroke 2:10.87
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Breaststroke 1:01.75
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 200m Breaststroke 2:02.91
Semifinal 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Breaststroke 57.86
8 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:04.15
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Breaststroke 57.83
6 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Breaststroke 2:04.83 
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Breaststroke 58.55
9 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:28.03
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:07.66
Semifinal 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:00.50
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
8 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Breaststroke 2:10.25
Semifinal 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Breaststroke 1:00.54
8 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:36.00
4 2016 London, ENG 200m Breaststroke 2:10.50
Heats 2016 London, ENG 100m Breaststroke 1:01.65
4 2016 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:49.97
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke  DNS
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 1:02.05
Semifinal 2014 Berlin, GER 200m Breaststroke 2:13.09
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:40.78
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2021 Kazan, RUS 200m Breaststroke 2:02.18
Semifinal 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Breaststroke 57.97
4 2021 Kazan, RUS 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:33.82
4 2021 Kazan, RUS 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:37.97
2 2019 Glasgow, SCO 200m Breaststroke 2:02.80
Semifinal 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Breaststroke 58.08
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
5 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 200m Breaststroke 2:03.86 
Semifinal 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Breaststroke 58.09
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
5 2015 Netanya, ISR 200m Breaststroke 2:04.42
Semifinal 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Breaststroke 59.21
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 200m Individual Medley 1:59.10
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 200m Breaststroke 2:08.27