Niklas Hemlin

Born: July 1977
Birth place: Gothenburg, Sweden
Jumps: 16,000+
Container: Javelin Odyssey
Reserve: Optimum 106
Main: PD Velocity 84
AAD: Vigil II
Jump Suit: Airtime Designs, Tony Suit - Pit Special with XL Booties
Helmet: Cookie Composites G3
Altimeter: Larsen & Brusgaard - Viso II.
Audible: Larsen & Brusgaard - Optima II
Home Drop Zone: Skydive Arizona
Reserve rides: 12
Where and when did you start jumping? Gothenburg, Sweden. Gothenburg Parachute Club, May 1994
What made you try skydiving? I was always intrigued by skydiving and took the opportunity when a kickboxing coach solicited my interest. I was 15 years old.
Joined Airspeed: 2010
Hobbies: 4-way, Freeflying, Running and Cycling.
What was your path to Airspeed? 1996 Swedish 4-way Project, 1997 - 1999 Velox (Swedish National Team), 2000 Generation FX - Alternate, 2001 PD Blue, 2002 Jet Stream (Player Coach), 2003 - 2007 Fastrax, 2010 Arizona Airspeed.

Skydiving Influences: The original Airspeed.

Countries visited for skydiving: Sweden, Brazil, Spain, Belgium, UAE - Dubai, Canada, Turkey, Portugal, Russia, United Kingdom and more.

Most memorable medal: It is a tie between my first skydiving medals at the 1996 Swedish Nationals Silver 4-way and 8-way winning the 4-way World Chamionships in Dubai in 2012.

What made you start competing? It's in my nature. I like to compete to push myself to my best and measure my best against my fellow competitors. I started my competitive skydiving career through the Swedish Skydiving Project who's goal was to discover and develop Swedish 4-way talents in the 90's. The Project gave me the "foot-in-the-door" to get to where I am today. I LOVE competing!

Highest average in competition: 27.9 freefall and 33.0 Tunnel

Plans for the future: Winning the World Meet in 4-way. Continue to learn and improve my freeflying.

What is the most positive influence on your skydiving? My teammates and my fellow competitors.

Competition results: 1996 Swedish Nationals - 2nd Place - 4-way Open (Swedish 4-way Project) 1996 Swedish Nationals - 2nd Place - 8-way Open (Swedish 8-way Project) 1997 Americas Cup - Sebastian - 1st Place - 4-way Open (Team Velox) 1997 Swedish Nationals - 1st Place - 4-way Open (Team Velox) 1997 World Meet - Turkey - 11th Place - 4-way Open (Team Velox) 1998 Swedish Nationals - 1st Place - 4-way Open (Team Velox) 1998 World Cup - Portugal - 8th Place - 4-way Open (Team Velox) 1999 Swedish Nationals - 1st Place - 4-way Open (Team Velox) 2000 US Nationals - 2nd Place - 4-way Open (FX) Alternate 2001 US Nationals - 4th Place - 4-way Open (PD Blue) 2002 US Nationals - 7th Place - 4-way Advance (Jetstream) Player Coach 2003 US Nationals - 7th Place - 4-way Advance (Fastrax) Player Coach 2004 US Nationals - 3th Place - 4-way Open (Fastrax) Player Coach 2005 Valentine's Meet - 3rd Place - 4-way Open (Fastrax) 2005 Malevsky Cup - 5th Place - 4-way Open (Fastrax) 2005 World Cup - 5th Place - 4-way Open (Fastrax) Player Coach 2005 US Nationals - 5th Place - 4-way Open (Fastrax) Player Coach 2006 Malevsky Cup - 3rd Place - 4-way Open (Fastrax) 2006 US Nationals - 2nd Place - 4-way Open (Fastrax) 2007 World Challenge (Tunnel) - 2nd Place - 4-way Open (Fastrax) 2007 Malevsky Cup - 2nd Place - 4-way Open (Fastrax) 2007 US Nationals - 2nd Place - 4-way Open (Fastrax) 2010 US Nationals - 2nd place - 8-way Open (Airspeed) Alternate 2011 XP Indoor (Tunnel) - 1st Place - 4-way Open (Airspeed) 2011 Shamrock Showdown - 1st Place - 4-way Open (Airspeed) 2011 World Challenge (Tunnel) - 2nd Place - 4-way Open (Airspeed) 2011 US Nationals - 1st Place - 4-way Open (Airspeed) 2011 US Nationals - 2nd place - 8,10, 16-way Open (Airspeed) 2012 XP Indoor (Tunnel) - 1st Place - 4-way Open (Airspeed) 2012 XP Outdoor - 1st Place - 4-way Open (Airspeed) 2012 World Challenge (Tunnel) - 3rd Place - 4-way Open (Airspeed) 2012 US Nationals - 1st Place - 4-way Open (Airspeed) 2012 US Nationals - 2nd place - 8,10, 16-way Open (Airspeed) 2012 World Championships - 1st Place - 4-way Open (Airspeed) 2012 Indoor World Championships - 1st Place - 4-way Open (Airspeed) 2013 US Nationals - 1st Place - 4-way Open (Airspeed) Alternate 2013 US Nationals - 2nd place - 8, 10, 16-way Open (Airspeed) 2014 US Nationals - 1st Place - 4-way Open (Airspeed) Alternate 2014 World Championships - 2nd place - 4-way Open (Airspeed) Alternate