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D stands for David Lega – nothing is impossible
“Goal setting has always been extremely important for David Lega.
Being the best he can be has always been more important than medals or
being the best in the world.
Today he is one of the most in demand speakers in Sweden.”
David Lega, born 1973 in Gothenburg, is a Swedish politician (Christian Democrat) lecturer, entrepreneur and former athletes. David is Mayor of Gothenburg since January 2011 and the Second Vice-Chairman, the Christian Democrats since January 2012.
David the eldest child, was born with a severe disability which means he was paralysed in both arms and missing muscles in the legs. Doctors told his parents that it was unlikely that he would never even able to sit up without support. Lega began to train early and managed to sit before the age of two. When he was twelve years old was born his interest in swimming when he started in Mölndal ASS.
There is no information to be found about Davids private life today online – a very private person.
David is paralysed in his arms and has no muscles in the legs. He has had a career as handicap athletes and participated in two Paralympic Games (1996 and 2000). He beat 14 world records in swimming during, 1995 – 2000. After the Paralympic Games in Sydney 2000, after which David retired from the sports world and then worked lecturer and entrepreneur.
In 2005 was David one of the recipients for this award The Outstanding Young Persons of the World by the Junior Chamber International (JCI). Previous honorees include Orson Welles, Nelson Rockefeller, Leonard Bernstein, John F. Kennedy, Wayne Gretzky and Elvis Presley.
David worked after their sporting careers with their companies Lega Wear (which manufactures custom clothing) and Lega Travels (which arranges travel for the disabled). David has also organized several competitions, one of which is David Lega’s talent cup. He has since 2000 worked as a lecturer in personal development.
In 2009 that he joined the Christian Democratic Party and ran for parliament in the 2010 election. Autumn 2010 he was elected mayor and took office in January 2011 as Councillor for the Christian Democrats in Gothenburg.
David is also vice president of the athletic association and board in Gothenburg. He has profiled itself in issues affecting children and young people’s living conditions, the voluntary sector and business conditions.
His credentials, awards and assignments:
Currently holds five world records and 11 Swedish records
Three World Championship gold medals and two silver medals
2 European Championships, six European Championships silver
and one European Championship bronze
2000 Elected to the International Paralympic Committee
2003 Board member of the Swedish Organisation for the Disabled
2004 speaker of the year in Sweden
2005 Future leaders in Sweden
2005 The Outstanding Young Person of the World
2006 Elected to the Svenska Dagbladet Bragdguld Jury
2009 National Sports Board
2009 The Years Affärsnätverkare of BNI Network of shops
2011 Member of the Executive of the Christian Democratic Party
2011 Director of UNICEF Sweden
2012 Second vice-chairman of the Christian Democratic Party
He released the book “HANDS FREE” – David Lega’s Inspiring Journey in 2008.
A man that has against his odds and since he was just a young boy been determent to give himself a chance on life – and have succeed big time in everything he put his mind to, but he has done it all in his own pace.
“You have never meet someone more disable than me“
I got help with information and text from davidlega.com and wikimedia.org
Bo Eriksson, born 1965 in Uppsala, Sweden, better known by his stage name ”E-Type”, is a Swedish Eurodance musician. “Life” a single that was released in 2001.
His album “Last Man Standing” released in 1998 – his 3rd album – the album remains E-Type’s best-selling album with sales of 3 million copies worldwide and includes hit singles like “Angels Crying” and “Here I Go Again”.
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