Curriculum Vitae

David Lega was awarded H.M The Kings Medal in the 8th size, with blue ribbon in 2001

David concluded his career as an elite swimmer in the national disabled team after the Paralympics in Sydney 2000.  He won three gold medals and two silver medals during the World Championships 1998, with new world records in two of the events.  

David lectures in positive thinking and leadership.  His talks are always tailored to the target group.  His main thesis is that all people can develop and achieve more than they thought possible, according to their own abilities.  

In 2004 the Swedish Event Academy named David ’Speaker of the Year’.  In 2005 he was named as a ‘Future Leader’ by the Swedish Junior Chamber of Commerce, and just after that he was honoured as ‘The Outstanding Young Person of the World” – a prize awarded by the International Junior Chamber of Commerce and which has been previously awarded to Orson Welles, Nelson Rockefeller, Leonard Bernstein, John F. Kennedy, Wayne Gretzky and Elvis Presley.

David was elected deputy mayor for the city of Gothenburg 2011-2014

Sporting Achievements
Swimmer in the Swedish National Team for Disabled Swimmers 1993-2000
14 World Records during his career
Winner of the Whang Youn Dai Award ”Triumph of the Human Spirit” – Atlanta 1996
1 gold, 2 silvers – European Championships, Badajoz, Spain 1997
3 golds, 2 silvers – World Championships, Christchurch, New Zealand 1998
1 gold, 3 silvers, 1 bronze – European Championships, Braunschweig, Germany 1999
Inducted into the Swedish Sports Academy 2000 -
Board Member, IPC (International Paralympic Committee) Swimming 1994–2006
Board Member, SHIF (Swedish Sports Organisation for the Disabled) and Swedish Paralympic Committee 2003-
Board Member, Swedish Sports Academy 2005-
Jury Member, Svenska Dagbladet’s ’Bragdguld’ Gold Medal 2006-
Current World Record Holder, five events
Current Swedish Record Holder, eleven events

Other Achievements
BA, Law and Economics – Gothenburg University
One of Swedes of the Year – The Express Newspaper 1996
City of Gothenburg Order of Merit (Göteborgs Stads Förtjänsttecken’) 1997
Ambassador for the City of Gothenburg – MiG 1998
Aftonbladet’s Major Sport Prize (Stora Sportpris) 1998
The Alternative Gold Medal for Achievement (Alternativa Bragdguldet) 1998
Göteborgs-Posten’s Major Sport Prize (Stora Sportpris) 1998
H.M The King’s Medal in the 8th size, with blue ribbon 2001
Nominated for Speaker of the Year - Svenska Eventakademin 2001
Board Member, Ethics Committee of the Swedish Research Council 2002–2005
Speaker of the Year – Svenska Eventakademin 2004
Future Leader – Swedish Junior Chamber of Commerce 2005
The Outstanding Young Person of the World – Junior Chamber International 2005
Communicator of the Year 2006
Deputy Mayor for the city of Gothenburg 2011 - 2014