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Johannes SKAGIUS
Sport Swimming
NOC Sweden   
GenderMen
Born10 Feb 1995 in Stockholm, SWE
Height1.92 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Miranda Englund
Residence
Stockholm, SWE
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Swedish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2000.
Why this sport?
After setting a personal best in a swimming race at age 12, he realised he had the potential to do well in the sport and began to take it more seriously.
Club / Team
SK Neptun: Stockholm, SWE
Name of coach
Antonio Lutula [national]; Ulrika Sandmark [national], SWE
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading about technology, playing video games. (aftonbladet.se, 01 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps, US hurdler Ed Moses. (sn24.se, 18 May 2012)
Injuries
He missed eight months in 2014 due to illness. He was initially diagnosed with pericarditis, but in July 2014 it was discovered he actually had an infection of the sinuses. He was forced to miss the 2014 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (dn.se, 08 Dec 2015; expressen.se, 06 Dec 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Fail to prepare, prepare to fail." (simlandslaget.se, 06 Nov 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Male Junior by the Swedish Swimming Federation [SSF] in 2011 and 2012. (st.nu, 04 Feb 2013)
Famous relatives
His partner Miranda Englund has competed in floorball at club level in Sweden, including for Sundsvalls IBF. (Facebook profile, 19 Nov 2019; statistik.innebandy.se, 01 Dec 2019)
Other information
RENEWED MOTIVATION
In May 2018 he relocated to Stockholm, Sweden, and joined the training group at SK Neptun. Prior to the move he had attempted to combine his swimming career, studies and work in Sundsvall, Sweden, and says he lost a degree of motivation for the sport. "I did not get it together in my private life. I did not get it together in my swimming. Not at work, or at school either. Everything was done a little halfway, and I knew that. Time was not enough. It became a pressure. So I really did not feel well. Now I feel better. Really better." (aftonbladet.se, 01 Aug 2018)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 27.02
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
7 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Breaststroke 27.48
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Breaststroke 1:00.94
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Breaststroke 26.18
10 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Breaststroke 26.43 
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Breaststroke 58.64
7 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:40.51
7 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:34.40
Semifinal 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Breaststroke 57.90
Semifinal 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Breaststroke 26.59
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:01.45
Semifinal 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 27.33
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Semifinal 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Breaststroke 27.39
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Breaststroke 1:01.24
8 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:48.53
5 2016 London, ENG 50m Breaststroke 27.54
Heats 2016 London, ENG 100m Breaststroke 1:01.84
6 2016 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:37.39
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 50m Breaststroke 28.44
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:02.61
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:39.69
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinals 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Breaststroke 58.99
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Butterfly 25.28
4 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Breaststroke 26.57
8 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:36.14
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:42.09
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2012 Stockholm, SWE 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:44.63