Ebba Årsjö has won the 2022 edition of the Victoria Prize ©Getty Images

Ebba Årsjö has become the first Swedish Para athlete to win the Victoria Prize following her stunning success at the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games.

The Alpine skier claimed golds in the super combined standing and slalom standing events while she took bronze in the downhill standing discipline.

The award - formally known as the Victoria Scholarship - has been handed out annually to Swedish athletes since 1979 by the nation's royal family with it officially awarded on Crown Princess Victoria’s birthday, which falls on July 14.

Ice skater Nils van der Poel, who won two Olympic golds at Beijing 2022, was the recipient of the Victoria Prize last year.

"I was very honoured when they called," Årsjö told Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Television.

"I looked up the list [with winners] on Wikipedia.

"I do not know if you have seen the list?

"It is quite massive."

Ebba Årsjö won two golds at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics ©Getty Images
Ebba Årsjö won two golds at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics ©Getty Images

The 21-year-old was born with Klippel–Trenaunay syndrome which caused muscle reduction in her right leg.

Årsjö, who competes in the LW4 class, stormed onto the scene when she claimed two gold medals in slalom and parallel events at the 2021 Word Para Snow Sports Championships.

Her success has changed the way she views her disability.

She commented: "I said several times to the person who called that, 'What? What are you saying?'.

"Just a few years ago I sat and was "nobody" and did not want this leg, and now I get this because I have this leg.

"It's pretty cool when you think about it.

"Then there are many who have their own disabilities who want to talk and then you feel that you may be influencing and it's fun."