Icelandic swimmer wins gold at the Paralympic Games

Twenty year old Icelandic swimmer Jón Margeir Sverrisson won a gold medal tonight and set a new world record of 1:59:62 in men's 200m freestyle. He is the first Paralympian to break the two minutes in winning the gold in the 200m freestyle. The Embassy of Iceland congratulates Jón Margeir on his great achievement!

Click here to see an interview (in Icelandic) with Jon Margeir after the award ceremony. Click here for a photoalbum of Jon Margeir competing today.

Source: Paralympic Games 2012

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