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SWEDISH TEAM
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SWEDISH TEAM
MEDIA
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IAAF World
Championships in
Athletics – Berlin 2009
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SWEDISH TEAM – MEDIA GUIDE. IAAF World Championships in Athletics – Berlin 2009.
Index
Stefan infusing energy into the Swedish team . . . . 3
DANIEL ALMGREN, Decathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
MAGNUS ARVIDSSON, Javelin Throw . . . . . . . . 5
NADJA CASADEI, Heptathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Stefan infusing energy into the
Swedish team
MATTIAS CLAESSON, 800 m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
HELENA ENGMAN, Shot Put . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
JESPER FRITZ, Pole Vault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
EMMA GREEN, High Jump. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
ANDREAS GUSTAFSSON, 50 km Walk. . . . . . . 14
PER JACOBSEN, 3000 m Steeplechase . . . . . . . 15
ALHAJI JENG, Pole Vault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
ULRIKA JOHANSSON, 3000 m Steeplechase. . . 18
ROBERT KRONBERG, 110 m Hurdles . . . . . . 20-21
Presenting Swedish Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
SOFIA LARSSON, Discus Throw . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
JONAS LOHSE, Javelin Throw. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
MUSTAFA MOHAMED, 3000 m Steeplechase 26-27
CECILIA NILSSON, Hammer Throw . . . . . . . . . . 29
JESSICA SAMUELSSON, Heptathlon . . . . . . . . . 30
MONICA SVENSSON, 20 km Walk . . . . . . . . . 31
ANNA SÖDERBERG, Discus Throw . . . . . . . . . . 32
LINUS THÖRNBLAD, High Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
MICHEL TORNÉUS, Long Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
NICKLAS WIBERG, Decathlon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
JOHAN WISSMAN, 400 m . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41
Sweden Team Officials and Main Sponsors . . . . 43
Swedish Team Press Conferences. . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Editor: Fredrik Trahn
Photo: Ryno Quantz
Production: Text & Bildproduktion AB
Facts compiled by: A. Lennart Julin (ATFS)
Facts women and walking: Valuable assistance from material
compiled by Bo Nordin, Jonas Hedman, Bengt Holmberg, Owe
Fröberg and Birger Fält.
Note: The purpose of this guide is to be a source of background
information for the media covering the 2009 World
Championships. Thus individual pieces of information are of
course free to use in articles and reports. However, the actual
profiles must not be – wholly or partially – reprinted, published
on the Internet or entered into databases or similar electronic
information systems.
Media contact: Media contacts with the Swedish Team shall be
organised via Fredrik Trahn, Press Chief,
phone +46-70-913 67 96, [email protected]
Swedish Athletic Association
Box 11, SE-171 18 SOLNA, SWEDEN
Phone: +46-8-587 721 00, Fax: +46-8-587 721 88
E-mail: [email protected], Internet: www.friidrott.se
Stefan Olsson became the new National Team Manager for the Swedish Athletics Team
in 2009. The World Championships in Berlin will be Stefan’s first outdoor championships. He will be accompanying the Swedish team, full of enormous enthusiasm.
Under Stefan’s management, the Swedish team won two medals at the European Indoor
Championships in Turin in March, 2009, with Johan Wissman taking gold in the 400m
and Mattias Claesson taking bronze in the 800m.
Stefan says, “It was a tremendous experience to be able to begin my work with two
championship medals and to take success for Swedish athletics even further. We’re now
working very hard at maintaining our position as one of the successful nations in
athletics.”
Stefan’s philosophy is built on the work that previous National Team Managers, Ulf
Karlsson and Thomas Engdahl, worked for. A National Team should be a practical and
psychological support, where an individual is able to take advantage of the benefits he
or she wants and needs.
Stefan is a wonderful source of energy and enjoyment. His maxim is to make other
people happy every day.
Stefan continues, “It’s so easy to give someone a bit of attention and it means so much
too.”
The Swedish Team has prepared itself for the
World Championships at a world championships camp in Feldkirch, Austria.
Stefan’s athletics background goes back a
long way, partly as a central person in his
club, the Göta Karlstad Sports Club, where
he was the administrative director for the
club for 15 years, and partly as a manager
and athlete. He has also worked as a sports
writer and as a commentator and speaker at
many major sporting events.
He has, in part, reorganized the staffing in the top-level and national teams. Among
other things, he has intentionally concentrated on appointing several women to the
training organization.
“We’ve got several gifted women trainers. We want to give them the opportunity of
being able to take responsibility in the national team. In Sweden, this area has been
very much dominated by men in the past,” Stefan adds.
The weekend following the World Championships in Berlin holds in store the annual
prestigious international match against Finland, Finnkampen, in Göteborg.
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SWEDISH TEAM – MEDIA GUIDE. IAAF World Championships in Athletics – Berlin 2009.
Fredrik Oskar DANIEL ALMGREN
Jan MAGNUS ARVIDSSON
Pronounciation
DAH-nee-ell AHLM-grehn
Pronounciation
MUNG-nuhss AHRR-vidd-sonn
Born
30 November 1979
Born
20 February 1983
Residence
Stockholm
Residence
Växjö
Occupation
Management consultant (full time)
Occupation
Athlete
Height/Weight
190 cm / 87 kg
Height/Weight
191 cm / 100 kg
Club
Vallentuna FIK (-'01), Täby IS ('02), Hässelby ('03-)
Club
KA 2 IF
Coach
Conny Silfver
Coach
Jonas Mellblom
Event
Decathlon
Event
Javelin Throw
Personal best
7.733
Personal best
85.75
Osaka, JPN
5.5.2007
2009 best
77.41
Doha, QAT
8.5.2009 (only meet this year)
Progression
Dec
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005 7.265
2006 7.404
2007 7.592
2008 7.144
2009 7.733
HJ
1.83
1.96
2.02
1.90
1.91
Rakvere, EST
6-7.6.2009
LJ
200m
6.80
23.02
/6.84i
/2.04i
2.00
2.00/2.02i
2.00
1.96
1.95/1.97i
6.95
6.74
7.00/7.27w
6.82/6.84i
7.35
7.23/7.26w
7.15/7.27w
7.32/7.50w
7.30
7.16
7.05/7.07w/7.16i
-
Internat. matches
Outdoors:
National titles
Outdoors:
'05, '06, '07
Indoors (Heptathlon): '04
PB other events
60m
100m
400m
800m
1500m
60mH
110mH
400mH
HJ
PV
LJ
TJ
SP
DT
JT
Hept
Athletics in family
Hep i
Progression
5.018i
4.422i
5.396i
5.505i
5.573i
Major competitions
10
i 7.10
10.97
w 10.87
22.05
w 22.05
48.13
1:56.28
4:10.61
i 8.38
15.00
52.67
2.02
i 2.04
4.35
7.35
w 7.50
14.38
13.67
i 13.91
37.91
64.05
i 5.573
Karlskrona
Huddinge
Rakvere, EST
Gävle
Västerås
Szczecin, POL
Stockholm
Szczecin, POL
Västerås
Malmö
Helsinki, FIN
Helsingborg
Karlskrona
Sollentuna
Gävle
Rakvere, EST
Göteborg
Rakvere, EST
Malmö
Szczecin, POL
Rakvere, EST
Västerås
JT
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
54.23
50.61
22.43
22.96
22.24/22.05w
22.45/22.06i
22.05
48.76
22.46i
50.36i
22.46
48.75
48.38
48.96
49.00
22.07
48.13
Major competitions
200m
400m
2002
2003
2005
2006
2007
2008
5.3.2005
30.7.2005
3.6.2006
18.7.2003
4.8.2001
27.6.2009
14.9.2003
28.6.2009
15.3.2009
3.8.2009
25.8.2006
12.7.1997
28.2.2004
27.5.2007
18.7.2003
3.6.2006
6.7.2004
6.6.2009
23.2.2008
28.6.2009
7.6.2009
15.3.2009
JT 600g
42.42
53.47
50.99
63.84
69.60
70.08
73.98
77.83
81.75
85.75
83.28
77.41
World Junior Ch
Europ ean U23 Ch
European U23 Ch
European Ch
World Ch
World Athletics Final
Olympic G
Internat. matches
Outdoors:
National titles
Outdoors:
'06, '07, '08
PB other events
SP
13.19 Karlskrona
qual
qual
3
10
10
3
11
6
21.5.2005
Note: Steady progress averaging approximately four meters improvement per year between '01 and '07.
Exceptionally consistent, in '05 had nine meets at 76/77 with 77.83 on top, in '06 his 81.75 PB was supported by 5x80 and
4x79 and in '07 his 85.75 PB was backed up by 9 more meets at 84-85!
Troubled by foot injury since '08, had an operation last autumn and a second one in June this year. Built his own practice
runway in the woods near his family home in Ramdala. Earlier competed nationally in power lifting in off-season.
Brother Anders (b '82): LJ: 6.45/6.68i '99 '07
Note: Began as a high jumper (national youth team), due to injury switched to 200m at age 19, then to long jump at age 21,
added 400m at age 23.
First ever combined event a 5.018 indoor heptathlon at age 24, first ever decathlon at age 25 scoring 7.253!
At '06 Swedish Championships tried 400m Hurdles for the first time. Fell twice and leisurely walked across the finish line in
94.27. However, that strangely enough turned out to be the 8th fastest legal time in the heats so advanced him to the final!
In the final stayed on his feet and got the silver medal with 52.93! That drop of 42.34 seconds (44.9%) must constitute a
WR in PB improvement! Works full time as a management consultant at McKinsey&Company!
Blog: http://www.metrobloggen.se/shm
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NADJA Emelie Nathalie CASADEI
Pronounciation
NUDD-jah Cuss-ah-DAY
Born
3 April 1983 (Rödeby)
Residence
Stockholm
Occupation
Athlete
Height/Weight
174 cm / 66 kg
Club
IFK Karlskrona (-'97), KA 2 IF ('98-'05), IFK Lidingö ('06-)
Coach
Leif Robertson
Event
Heptathlon
Personal best
5.905
Progression
Hep
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000 5.242
2001 5.399
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007 5.444
2008 5.833
2009 5.905
Pen i
Szczecin, POL
LJ
HJ
1.51
1.57
5.37
1.57
5.31
1.62
3.678i 5.65
1.72
3.796i 5.42/5.43w 1.78
27-28.6.2009
200m
100mH
27.29
27.39w
25.31
25.81/25.78i
25.72w
800m
2:44.74
2:33.85
2:29.54
14.81
2:14.87
15.02/14.91w 2:13.66
5.28
3.590i 5.84
4.190i 6.21
6.12
1.67
1.72
1.75
Major competitions
2001
Internat. matches
National titles:
Outdoors:
Outdoors:
PB other events
60m
100m
European Junior Ch
200m
400m
800m
60mH
100mH
300mH
400mH
HJ
PV
LJ
TJ
SP
JT
Pen
Athletics in family
25.28
14.54
24.92/24.70w 14.27
25.15/24.78w 14.18
PV
3.20
3.60i
3.65i
3.63i
3.32i
2:15.43
2:11.45
2:08.15
11
8
'07
i 7.83
12.43
w 12.29
24.92
w 24.70
56.48
2:08.15
i 8.82
14.18
41.93
63.88
1.78
3.60
i 3.65
6.21
11.86
13.53
37.52
i 4.190
Sätra
Stendal, GER
Norrköping
Jyväskylä, FIN
Huddinge
Eskilstuna
Szczecin, POL
Malmö
Szczecin, POL
Västerås
Vellinge
Ried, AUT
Karlskrona
Karlskrona
Värnamo
Växjö
Szczecin, POL
Grosseto, ITA
Göteborg
2.2.2008
3.6.2000
30.5.2009
7.6.2008
15.6.2008
11.8.2002
28.6.2009
27.1.2008
27.6.2009
13.8.2000
17.8.2003
30.6.2001
28.6.2003
9.3.2003
20.7.2008
29.8.2000
27.6.2009
22.7.2001
16.3.2008
Mother Lena Kullberg, (b '63) 100m/200m/LJ: 11.97/24.36/6.33 '79
Sister Gabriela (b '89) LJ: 5.77 '04
Note: In her teens was the No 2 in Sweden in Heptathlon in her age group behind Carolina Klüft.
Knee injury in '01 made high jump (and thereby Heptathlon) impossible to pursue, instead took up pole vaulting. Finally in
'07 - after a break of five years - could return to her first love, the combined events.
Secured the Berlin ticket by lowering her 800m PB by over three seconds in a solo run (won by seven seconds!) at the
European Cup.
Mother Lena in 1979 at age 16 set a Swedish senior record in the long jump with 6.33.
Website: http://www.nadjacasadei.se
MATTIAS CLAESSON, 800 m
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SWEDISH TEAM – MEDIA GUIDE. IAAF World Championships in Athletics – Berlin 2009.
MATTIAS David CLAESSON
HELENA Sofia ENGMAN
Pronounciation
Mah-TEE-uss KLAH-sonn
Pronounciation
Heh-LEH-nah ENG-munn
Born
26 July 1986 (Nykyrka)
Born
16 June 1976 (Piteå)
Residence
Stockholm
Residence
Piteå
Occupation
Athlete
Occupation
Physical education teacher (part time)
Height/Weight
184 cm / 70 kg
Height
171 cm / 92 kg
Club
Mullsjö SOK (-'03), Hässelby SK ('04-)
Club
Riviera FI
Coach/Advisor
Selfcoached
US university
Utah Valley State College ('99)
Event
800m
Coach
Kurt Engman
Personal best
1:46.36
Event
Shot Put
Personal bests
18.13i
Nordhausen, GER
18.1.2008
**NIR**
17.72
Torino, ITA
8.6.2007
**NR**
17.36
Eskilstuna
13.6.2009
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
10.37
10.44
10.69
11.63
12.69
13.47
13.85
14.34
14.82
16.46
16.75
16.49
Progression
800m
2:21.95i
1:51.07
1:47.07
1:48.38
1:46.66
1:46.43
1:47.61
1:46.36
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Major competitions
2003
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Oslo, NOR
3.7.2009
400m
2009 best
52.10
49.07
47.50
46.53
47.36
48.02
51.54i
49.79i
47.61i
47.79i
47.31i
47.61i
European Youth Olympics
European Indoor Ch
European Junior Ch
World Ch
World Indoor Ch
European Ch
European Indoor Ch
World Ch
World Indoor Ch
European Indoor Ch
Outdoors:
Indoors:
9
1
National titles
Outdoors:
Indoors:
'05, '06, '07, '09
'07, '08, '09
PB other events
60m
100m
200m
400m
1000m
1500m
i 7.20
11.39
21.58
46.53
2:21.00
4:03.97
i 3:51.54
9:18.23
8.78
19.71
18.65
29.10
Progression
47.81i
Internat. matches
3000m
Kula
Diskus
Slägga
Spjut
400m i
Västerås
Norrtälje
Sollentuna
Sollentuna
Karlstad
Stockholm
Sätra
Stockholm
Kungsängen
Kungsängen
Kungsängen
Kungsängen
3
heat
1
heat
4
semi
5
heat
semi
3
(800m)
(800m)
(800m)
(4x400m)
(4x400m)
(800m)
(800m)
(800m)
(800m)
(800m)
Major competitions
1999
World University G
2003
2006
World University G
European Cup/Super L
European Ch
European Indoor Ch
World Ch
World Indoor Ch
European Indoor Ch
2007
2008
2009
4.3.2006
12.5.2004
29.5.2005
27.5.2005
23.7.2009
12.9.2003
2.2.2008
15.9.2002
1.10.2005
1.10.2005
1.10.2005
9.10.2004
Note: With background in cross-country running, american football and judo decided at age 16 to become a runner and
“immediately” ran credible times of 4:10/9:18 for 1500m/3000m.
However, had mind set on shorter distances with the long time focus on 800m to which end competed mainly at 400m until
'06.
14.07i
14.43i
14.85i
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
12
qual
6
9
qual
8
qual
qual
qual
16.45
16.41
16.34
15.97
17.51
17.72
17.59
17.36
16.40i
18.13i
(HT)
Internat. matches
Outdoors:
Indoors:
16
2
National titles
Outdoors : '03, '05, '06, '07, '08, '09
Indoors:
'03, '04, '05, '06, '07, '08, '09
PB other events
TJ
DT
HT
JT
WT (20 lb)
Athletics in family
Father Kurt (b '41) TJ: 14.06 '73.
Mother Barbro (Hartzell, b '42): 800m/1500m/3000m: 2:17.0m/4:39.1m/10:16.6m '72
First cousin Joakim Eriksson (b '61): 1500m: 3:51.65 '82
11.05
48.99
56.53
39.46
i 15.74
Trollbäcken
Sundsvall
Växjö
Piteå
Logan, UT
3.7.1993
25.9.1999
29.8.2000
17.7.1999
30.1.1999
Note: At the '06 match vs Finland suddenly added 76 cm to her 6 years old PB missing the NR by just 1 cm. In '07 confirmed improvement by raising Swedish record indoors by 45 cm to 17.46 and outdoors record by 20 cm to 17.72. Winter of
'08 surpassed 18 m in three indoor meets.
Uses the rotational technique which despite now being dominant among the men is quite rare in the women's elite.
Big national breakthrough summer of '04 by at age 18 running three truly remarkable negatively-split 800m races: Winning
the national race at DN Galan in 1:48.15 (54.7/53.5!), placing 2nd at the Swedish Championships in 1:47.07 (c54.5/52.6!)
and winning the match vs Finland in 1:50.66 (59.3/51.4). In latter race had 23.7 between 500m and 700m!
Stunned onlookers - and left the opposition standing - by employing the same kind of "lightning strikes" tactics at the '05
European Junior Championships. Despite being last with 300m to go in the slow paced final - and despite not hitting the
front until coming off the last bend - won by 1.21 seconds!
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Claes JESPER FRITZ
Pronounciation
YESS-perr FRITZ
Born
13 September 1985
Residence
Malmö
Occupation
Medical student (part time)
Height/Weight
185 cm / 78 kg
Club
Malmö AI
Coach
Stanislaw Szczyrba
Event
Pole Vault
Personal best
5.70
Debrecen, HUN
15.7.2007
2009 best
5.61
Stockholm
31.7.2009
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
3.31
3.80
3.51
4.51
4.90
5.10
5.45
5.40
5.60
5.70
5.63
5.61
Progression
Major competitions
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
3.60i
5.55i
European Junior Ch
World Junior Ch
European Indoor Ch
European U23 Ch
European Ch
European U23 Ch
World Indoor Ch
Olympic G
8
5
qual
8
qual
2
qual
qual
Internat. matches
Outdoors:
Indoors:
4
1
National titles
Outdoors:
'08
PB other events
SP
DT
HT
JT
Athletics in family
Brother Johan (b ’82) PV/TJ: 4.80/13.86 ’00.
10.72
28.86
25.30
43.47
Malmö
Malmö
Malmö
Malmö
26.9.2004
26.9.2004
26.9.2004
26.9.2004
JESPER FRITZ, Pole Vault
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EMMA Anna-Maria GREEN
Pronounciation
EMM-ah GREH-n
Born
8 December 1984 (Bergsjön, Göteborg)
Residence
Göteborg
Occupation
Athlete
Height/Weight
180 cm / 62 kg
Club
IF Rigor, Ullevi FK ('98-'02), Örgryte IS ('03-)
Coach
Yannick Tregaro
Event
High Jump
Personal bests
1.97
Helsingborg
20.8.2005
1.98i
Malmö
23.2.2008
1.96
Malmö
2.8.2009
2009 best
Progression
HJ
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Major competitions
2001
2002
2003
2005
2006
2007
2008
100m
1.66i
1.71
1.73
1.82
1.82
1.86
1.90
1.97
1.92
1.95
1.96
1.96
1.75i
12.82
12.70/12.47w
1.96i
12.11w
11.66w
11.58
200m
27.52i
25.52
26.26/26.02i
26.48i
25.81i
25.69
24.16
23.02
1.98i
European Youth Olympics
World Junior Ch
European Junior Ch
European Indoor Ch
European U23 Ch
World Ch
World Indoor Ch
European Cup/Super L
European Ch
European Indoor Ch
World Ch
World Athletics Final
World Indoor Ch
Olympic G
1
9
3
8
2
3
qual
5
11
5
qual
=7
8
qual
9
(200m!)
(4x100m!)
Internat. matches
Outdoors:
Indoors:
11
1
National titles
Outdoors (HJ): '05, '07, '08, '09
(LJ): '05
Indoors (HJ): '01, '04, '05, '06, '07, '08
PB other events
60m
100m
200m
LJ
TJ
Athletics in family
Mother Maria (Lennerthson, b '59) 100m/200m: 12.5m/26.1m '73
Father Lennart (b '57) 400m/800m: 51.10/1:57.8m '81
Brother Erik (b '86) LJ: 6.87/6.97w/6.89i/ '05
Paternal uncle Göte (b '55) 400m: 48.13/47.9m '76/'77
i 7.42
11.58
23.02
6.41
13.39
w 13.39
i 13.69
Göteborg
Doha, QAT
Málaga, ESP
Helsingborg
Vaasa, FIN
Sävedalen
Sätra
18.2.2006
12.5.2006
29.6.2006
21.8.2005
23.6.2007
8.9.2005
26.2.2006
Note: First year in athletics at age 14 did 1.71 in HJ and 25.52 at 200m.
Just like Kajsa Bergqvist and Carolina Klüft began international career by winning the HJ at the European Youth Olympics.
Since Helsinki bronze displayed great versatility by successfully venturing into also sprinting (7.42i/11.58/23.02) and horizontal jumping (6.41/13.69i). However, from '07 back to concentrating on the HJ.
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SWEDISH TEAM – MEDIA GUIDE. IAAF World Championships in Athletics – Berlin 2009.
SWEDISH TEAM – MEDIA GUIDE. IAAF World Championships in Athletics – Berlin 2009.
ANDREAS GUSTAFSSON
PER Anders JACOBSEN
Representing Svenska Gång- och Vandrarförbundet (Swedish Walking Association)
Pronounciation
Pair JAH-cobb-senn
Pronounciation
Un-DREH-uss GUHSS-tough-sonn
Born
30 December 1977
Born
10 August 1981
Residence
Karlstad
Height/Weight
180 cm / 67 kg
Occupation
Salesman
Club
GK Steget
Height/Weight
174 cm / 60 kg
Coach/Advisor
Bo Gustafsson
Club
IF Göta
Events
50 km Walk
Coach/Advisor
Claes Nyberg
Personal best
4:00:48
Event
3000m Steeplechase
2009 best
-
Personal best
8:30.86
Sollentuna
28.6.2005
2009 best
8:31.29
Bydgoszcz, POL
10.6.2009
Progression
Major competitions
2007
2008
2009
2000
2007
2008
2009
Leamington, GBR
20.5.2007
4:00:48
4:06:32
-
Progression
World Junior Ch
European Cup
World Ch
World Cup
European Cup
21
26
dq
dnf
dnf
(10000mW)
National titles
Indoors (5000mW):
PB other events
10000mW
20 kmW
'09
Athletics in family
Father Bo (b '54): 50kmW 3:44:49 '88 (Olympic silver '84)
Brother Jacob (b '84): 800m 1:49.45 '06, 1500m: 3:43.41 '09.
Brother Peter (b '86): 400m/800m: 50.20/1:53.00 '09
41:53.0
1:27:30
Los Gatos, CA
Podébrady, CZE
3000mSt
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
28.2.2009
12.4.2008
Note: Has resided in the US for most of his life.
9:41.69
9:29.16
9:04.93
8:57.58
8:53.76
8:46.35
8:43.68
8:48.79
8:40.38
8:30.86
8:38.80
8:34.66
8:33.09
8:31.29
1500m
4:09.12
5000m
16:15.48
3:57.77
4:01.87
3:57.73
3:50.87
3:45.93
3:47.73
3:51.77
3:51.35
3:45.58
3:48.19
3:48.71
3:48.17
3:48.18
European XC Ch
European XC Ch
3000m
8:45.19
15:05.03
14:53.45
14:18.00
14:40.92
14:11.36
14:19.29i
14:20.07
13:58.24
14:47.87
Major competitions
2005
2006
Internat. matches
Outdoors:
National titles
Outdoors (3000mSt): '05, '07, '09
PB other events
800m
1000m
1500m
3000m
5000m
10000m
1500mSt
2000mSt
8:38.12
8:23.21
8:23.15
8:21.10i
8:21.10/8:16.24i
8:22.77
8:07.32
8:19.69/8:13.91i
56
45
11
1:55.65
2:31.5m
3:45.58
8:07.32
13:58.24
30:12.20
4:06.58
5:38.25
Karlstad
Karlstad
Göteborg
Malmö
Ninove, BEL
Antalya, TUR
Karlstad
Göteborg
10.6.1997
19.8.1998
14.6.2005
16.8.2005
98.2008
15.4.2006
23.8.2000
3.8.2000
Note: Always a steeplechase specialist who, however, didn't dip under 8:40 until age 27.
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SWEDISH TEAM – MEDIA GUIDE. IAAF World Championships in Athletics – Berlin 2009.
ALHAJI JENG, Pole Vault
ALHAJI JENG
Pronounciation
Al-HAJJ-ee YENG
Born
13 December 1981 (Banjul, GAM)
Residence
Göteborg
Occupation
Athlete
Height/Weight
185 cm / 77 kg
Club
Örgryte IS
Coach
Geir Ove Rasmussen
Event
Pole Vault
Personal bests
5.80
Zhukovskiy, RUS
24.6.2006
5.81i
Stockholm
18.2.2009
5.61
Heusden-Zolder, BEL
18.7.2009
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
3.60
4.27
4.80
5.30
5.40
5.49
5.41
5.40
5.61
5.65/5.75&
5.80
5.70
5.72
5.61
2009 best
Progression
Major competitions
2000
2001
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Outdoors:
Indoors:
National titles
Outdoors : '06
Indoors:
'05, '06, '08
PB other events
60m
100m
800m
1000m
60mH
110mH
HJ
LJ
SP
HT
JT
Hep
3.90i
5.56i
5.71i
5.80i
5.81i
World Junior Ch
European U23 Ch
European Indoor Ch
World Indoor Ch
European Ch
World Ch
World Indoor Ch
Olympic G
European Indoor Ch
Internat. matches
**NIR**
8
6
8
2
final (injured)
qual
7
qual
5
9
1
i 7.18
11.59
2:25.42
2:58.72
i 8.53
15.43
i 2.00
1.94
i 7.07
w 6.26
i 11.87
17.08
35.42
i 5.668
Göteborg
Göteborg
Lerum
Göteborg
Göteborg
Göteborg
Göteborg
Karlskoga
Göteborg
Lerum
Göteborg
Mölndal
Mölndal
Göteborg
8.3.2003
6.9.2001
7.9.1997
9.3.2003
9.3.2003
6.9.2001
8.3.2003
15.8.1997
8.3.2003
7.9.1997
8.3.2003
11.9.2001
11.9.2001
8-9.3.2003
Note: Has lived in Sweden for just about his whole life as he was only a few weeks old when family moved from Gambia in
early '82. Grew up in same neighbourhood as Christian Olsson, Yannick Tregaro and Patrik Kristiansson in the Göteborg
suburb of Angered.
The '95 WCh in hometown made great impact on the 13 years old. Decided after seeing Sergey Bubka in action that Pole
Vault was the sport to pursue! Won final major meet before '05 WCh – the IAAF Super GP "DN Galan" – defeating i.a. 5 of
would-be Helsinki top-7 but still couldn't be entered into the WCh due to not having made the then A-standard of 5.75.
When getting the chance in the '06 WICh immediately proved himself by taking the silver medal. Hampered by hamstring
problems during summer of '06 and winter and summer of '07.
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SWEDISH TEAM – MEDIA GUIDE. IAAF World Championships in Athletics – Berlin 2009.
Kerstin ULRIKA JOHANSSON
Pronounciation
Uhll-REE-kah YU-hunn-sonn
Born
9 February 1975 (Alunda)
Residence
Stockholm
Occupation
Postman
Height/Weight
175 cm / 60 kg
Club
Alunda SK (-´96), Rånäs 4H ('97-)
Coach/Advisor
Bo Noaksson
Event
3000m Steeplechase
Personal bests
9:40.55
Progression
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Heusden-Zolder, BEL
1500m
800m
2:36.6m
3000m
4:39.80
4:32.16
4:33.00
4:43.49
4:19.93
4:26.95
4:19.23
4:28.22
4:29.71
4:19.16
4:15.77
4:16.99
4:16.46
4:16.48
2:15.24
2:10.56
2:09.29
2:09.66
2:08.12
2:10.57
2:09.77i
2:11.31
2:10.40
2:14.51
2:12.57i
2:11.04i
2:09.62
2:07.48
2:08.00
10:33.41
10:29.7m
4:19.50i
4:19.92i
4:17.79i
4:16.13i
4:15.56i
Major competitions
-
Internat. matches
Outdoors:
Indoors:
National titles
Outdoors (1500m):
(3000mSt):
Indoors (1500m):
(3000m):
PB other events
400m
800m
1500m
3000m
5000m
18.7.2009
3000mSt
9:39.60
9:55.0mi
9:33.57i
9:40.86i
10:28.45
9:24.01
9:27.34
9:36.93i
9:26.73
9:21.72i
10:29.58
10:16.34
10:12.60
9:56.48
9:40.55
10:25.96
12
2
'06, '08
'08
'02, '08, '09
'06, '07, '08, '09
59.88
2:07.48
4:15.77
i 4:15.56
9:23.37
i 9:21.72
16:17.49
Stockholm
Stockholm
Heusden-Zolder, BEL
Stockholm
Karlstad
Glasgow, GBR
Malmö
12.8.2008
22.7.2008
22.7.2006
18.2.2009
23.7.2009
31.1.2009
3.8.2009
Note: Soccer player recruited to athletics at age 20 to fill out a relay team for a local club. Has remained in the sport since
then while the original members of that team left the sport within a couple of years.
Despite competing for fifteen years has set new PB's at all distances within the last thirteen months.
University degree in archaeology.
Blog: http://www.puls.se/blog/blog.cfm?Blo_ID=105
ULRIKA JOHANSSON 3000 m Steeplechase
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SWEDISH TEAM – MEDIA GUIDE. IAAF World Championships in Athletics – Berlin 2009.
SWEDISH TEAM – MEDIA GUIDE. IAAF World Championships in Athletics – Berlin 2009.
Leif ROBERT KRONBERG
Pronounciation
RAW-behrt KROON-bairj
Born
15 August 1976 (Göteborg)
Residence
Göteborg
Occupation
Student (part time)
Height/Weight
181 cm / 86 kg
Club
IFK Göteborg (-'95), IF Kville ('96-)
Coach
Anders Palmqvist
Event
110m Hurdles
Personal best
13.35
Lausanne, SUI
4.7.2001 **NR**
2009 best
13.69
Sundsvall
25.7.2009
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
110mH
15.09
14.21
14.06
13.97
13.63
13.61
13.56
13.36
13.35
13.42
13.46
13.39
13.43
13.52
13.51
13.53
13.69
Progression
Major competitions
1994
1995
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
PB other events
Hässleholm
Göteborg
Göteborg
16.8.2008
9.9.2004
11.9.2001
Extraordinary consistency underlined by twelve straight national titles outdoors and twelve straight appearances
in the European Cup / Team Championships (winning '01 to '06).
When in '07 taking the 11th national outdoor title had a winning margin of 0.94 s!
This year had outdoor winning streak broken when losing by a scant 0.05 to Philip Nossmy.
Since '97 has outdoors 30 races sub-13.50, 83 sub-13.60, 139 sub-13.70 and 194 sub-13.80. Indoors has 6
races sub-7.60, 54 sub-7.70 and 108 sub-7.80.
Website: http://www.robertkronberg.com/
60mH
8.19i
7.96i
7.98i
7.76i
7.67i
7.59i
7.54i
7.65i
7.61i
7.59i
7.62i
7.59i
7.67i
7.77i
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
European Indoor Ch
European Ch
World Indoor Ch
World Ch
World Indoor Ch
European Cup/Super
Olympic G
European Indoor Ch
World Ch
European Ch
European Indoor Ch
World Ch
World Indoor Ch
European Indoor Ch
Internat. matches
Outdoors:
Indoors:
National titles
Outdoors:
'97, '98, '99, '00, '01, '02, '03, '04, '05, '06, '07, '08
Indoors (60mH): '97, '00, '01, '02, '03, '04, '05, '07, '08, '09
(60m): '04
PB other events
60m
100m
200m
800m
50mH
60mH
20
11.64
28.48
35.81
Note: During this millenium reached the final at seven out of eight first indoor championships (didn't compete at all
indoors in '06) and at eight outdoor events has scored four finals and four semi-finals.
World Junior Ch
semi (110mH)
European Junior Ch
2 (110mH)
World Indoor Ch
heat (60mH)
European U23 Ch
final (dnf) (110mH)
World Ch
quarter (110mH)
European Indoor Ch
heat (60mH)
World University G
6 (110mH)
World Ch
quarter (110mH)
European Indoor Ch
6 (60mH)
European Cup/Super L
3 (110mH)
Olympic G
8 (110mH)
World Indoor Ch
4 (60mH)
World Ch
5 (110mH)
World University G
3 (110mH)
200mH
300mH
HJ
PV
LJ
TJ
SP
DT
JT
5
7
7
semi
6
L 1
semi
3
semi
5
7
semi
semi
semi
(60mH)
(110mH)
(60mH)
(110mH)
(60mH)
(110mH)
(110mH)
(60mH)
(110mH)
(110mH)
(60mH)
(110mH)
(60mH)
(60mH)
26
4
i 6.77
10.60
22.31
2:08.30
i 6.46
i 7.54
i 7.54
23.34
40.34
1.90
3.00
7.52
14.23
Göteborg
Karlstad
Norrköping
Göteborg
Sindelfingen, GER
Lisboa, POR
Glasgow, GBR
Lerum
Stockholm
Nässjö
Karlstad
Karlstad
Göteborg
21.2.2004
6. 8.2004
23.8.1998
11.9.2003
4.3.2001
9.3.2001
18.3.2001
13.9.2008
18.9.1994
25.5.1995
2.10.1994
15.8.1997
6.9.1994
**NIR**
**NIR**
**NIR**
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SWEDISH TEAM – MEDIA GUIDE. IAAF World Championships in Athletics – Berlin 2009.
Presenting Swedish Athletics
The mission of the Swedish Athletic Association, commonly called Swedish Athletics, is
to promote, develop and administer athletics. The role of the Association is to represent
athletics in Sweden while, at the same time, be responsible for international and
national competitions, along with the participation of the National Team in World and
European Championships and international competitions for youths, juniors and
seniors, among others.
Formed in 1895, the Swedish Athletic Association is one of the biggest sports associations in Sweden. Today, it has approx. 350,000 members, organized in around 1,000
clubs divided into 23 districts. In addition to this, there are a half a million people, the
majority of whom are not connected to a club, participating every year in competitions
on main roads and cross-country. In addition to this, there are more than a million who
run for exercise without taking part in any competition at all.
The basis of all these activities is run by non-profit managers in clubs. Athletics is a
sport that requires a lot of managers, trainers and instructors. Training courses for
these people are arranged by nine Development Centres. On the central level, there are
the Athletics Association Council and the Association Secretariat that carry out what
has been decided on at the annual Association Meeting.
Vision
• That athletics will be one of the country’s most attractive sports, having strong support from a broad range of the population. Our sport is to be a forerunner, when it
comes to offering all the participants in our activities an enjoyable, stimulating personal development, physically, psychologically, socially and culturally.
• That athletics will stand for a positive lifestyle, where both top-level and broad activities provide the power of attraction and inspiration for young and old, women and
men alike, irrespective of their ethnic or social background.
Concept for activities
• That athletics will provide people with the opportunity of being able to participate as
athletes, managers, officials, trainers or simply as parents of athletes for all those that
want. This is to take place through comprehensive national club activities, developed
and adapted to the demands of the times for meaningful leisure time activities and
carried out in inspiring, practical environments.
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SWEDISH TEAM – MEDIA GUIDE. IAAF World Championships in Athletics – Berlin 2009.
SWEDISH TEAM – MEDIA GUIDE. IAAF World Championships in Athletics – Berlin 2009.
SOFIA Kristina LARSSON
Carl JONAS LOHSE
Pronounciation
So-FEE-ah LAH-shonn
Pronounciation
YOO-nuss LOOS-eh
Born
22 July 1988
Born
15 May 1987
Residence
Karlstad
Residence
Kungsbacka
Occupation
Student
Occupation
Athlete
Height/Weight
174 cm / 82 kg
Height/Weight
203 cm / 113 kg
Club
Säffle FIK (-'05), IF Göta ('06-)
Club
Mölndals AIK
Coach
Anton Leion
Coach
Bobbie Lohse
Event
Discus Throw
Event
Javelin Throw
Personal best
58.65
Personal best
81.40
Habo
23.8.2008
2009 best
75.72
Göteborg
9.6.2009
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
JT
45.37
55.10
66.42
79.48
81.40
75.72
Progression
Göteborg
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
29.00
35.35
41.55
51.57
55.99
58.65
Major competitions
2007
2005
Internat. matches
Outdoors:
National titles
-
PB other events
60mH
100mH
HJ
LJ
SP
HT
JT
9.6.2009
Progression
European Junior Ch
European U23 Ch
qual
4l
3
i 9.26
15.46
1.55
i 1.55
4.90
i 5.05
12.35
44.05
43.56
Karlstad
Västerås
Säffle
Karlstad
Karlskoga
Karlstad
Karlstad
Karlstad
Karlstad
28.1.2006
28.7.2006
16.6.2002
14.12003
8.6.2003
15.2.2003
30.9.2008
13.8.2008
13.8.2008
Note: Started out in athletics focussing on combined events and hurdles, then switched to the javelin before at age 19 finally
"discovering" the discus as her event.
Major competitions
2007
2009
Internat. matches
Outdoors:
National titles
Outdoors : -
PB other events
SP
DT
HT
Athletics in family
European U23 Ch
European U23 Ch
7
qual
3
14.82
i 16.35
40.08
40.47
Göteborg
Göteborg
Göteborg
Göteborg
22.9.2008
8.3.2009
17.9.2008
17.9.2008
Father Bobbie (b '58) SP: 17.23 '81, DT: 55.22 '80, JT: 69.64 '86 (old 81.12 '85)
Brother Magnus (b '84) SP: 19.18 '06, 20.03i '05, DT: 51.17 '05, HT: 52.62 '08, JT: 61.63 '07
Note: Didn't take up athletics seriously until late teens, but then progressed extremely fast.
Father/coach Bobbie after athletics career turned to yacht racing competing in two Olympics finishing 5th in '88 and 2nd (silver medal!) in '92 in the star boat class.
Older brother Magnus was the European Junior champion in the Shot Put in '03.
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SWEDISH TEAM – MEDIA GUIDE. IAAF World Championships in Athletics – Berlin 2009.
MUSTAFA Hassan MOHAMED
SWEDISH TEAM – MEDIA GUIDE. IAAF World Championships in Athletics – Berlin 2009.
PB other events
800m
1500m
1 mile
3000m
1:57.90
3:44.01
4:00.02
7:59.40
i 7:54.05
5000m
13:32.08
i 13:39.71
10000m
28:49.14
10 km road
28:12
Halfmar
1:03:35
Marathon
2:32:00
2000mSt
5:37.00
Stockholm
Nijmegen, NED
Malmö
Kungälv
Stockholm
Kassel, GER
Stockholm
Turku, FIN
Manchester, GBR
Göteborg
Sevilla, ESP
Karlskrona
Pronounciation
Mu-STAFF-ah Mu-HAMM-ed
Born
1 March 1979 (Mogadishu, SOM)
Residence
Göteborg
Occupation
Athlete
Height/Weight
172 cm / 54 kg
Club
Hälle IF
Coach/Advisor
Ulf Friberg
Event
3000m Steeplechase
Personal best
8:05.75
Heusden-Zolder, BEL
28.7.2007
Athletics in family
2009 best
8:18.44
Saint Denis, FRA
17.7.2009
Note: Moved with family from Somalia to Sweden at age 11.
**NIR**
**NR**
Brother Ahmed (b '76) 3000mSt/1500m: 8:46.71/3:47.88 '99
Originally preferred football (soccer) but at age 16 was finally persuaded to take up running.
Progression
3000mSt
1995
1996
9:37.38
1997
1998
8:42.55
1999
8:40.84
2000
2001
2002
8:32.07
2003
8:23.35
2004
8:18.05
2005
8:15.51
2006
8:14.67
2007
8:05.75
2008
8:11.10
2009
8:18.44
30:04.33
29:32.20
29:16.19
29:09.47
28:49.14
.
Major competitions
1997
10000m
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
5000m
15:59.74
14:37.32
14:23.30
14:15.16
14:18.74
13:59.04
13:41.78
13:48.01
13:53.04
13:48.03
13:39.71i
13:32.08
13:39.15
13:43.72
3000m
9:10.03
8:34.10
8:21.63
8:15.34i
8:14.04
8:24
8:09.47
8:05.42
Outdoors:
National titles
Outdoors (3000mSt):
(5000m):
(4 km XC):
(12 km XC):
Indoors (3000m):
Halfmarathon
With 8:05.75 in '07 erased the Olympic Gold winning and World Record time of 8:08.02 set by Anders Gärderud 31 years
(to the day!) earlier from the list of Swedish national records - and missed the European record by a mere 0.80. Confirmed
new level with 8:07.83 ten days later.
Has been on the podium at the last three European Cross Country Championships.
1:06:52
1:05:17
1:03:35
1:03:55
1:04:03
-
8:15.51
7:59.40
8:01.44
7:59.84
7:54.05i
European Junior Ch
European Junior XC Ch
World Junior XC Ch
World Junior Ch
European Junior XC Ch
European U23 Ch
European XC Ch
European U23 Ch
European XC Ch
World Ch
European XC Ch
European Cup/Super League
Olympic G
European XC Ch
World Ch
European XC Ch
European Ch
European XC Ch
World XC Ch
World Ch
World Athletic Final
European XC Ch
Olympic G
World Athletics Final
European XC Ch
Internat. matches
26
13.9.1997
29.5.2009
16.8.2005
25.6.2006
18.2.2009
6.6.2007
2.2.2006
26.6.2002
18.5.2008
25.5.2002
27.2.2005
14.8.1998
2
3
54
8
6
5
73
8
59
heat
20
4
13
22
10
14
4
3
28
4
7
2
10
6
3
Website: http://www. mustafamohamed.com/
(10000m)
(3000mSt)
(10000m)
(10000m)
(3000mSt)
(3000mSt)
(3000mSt)
(3000mSt)
(3000mSt)
(3000mSt)
(3000mSt)
(3000mSt)
(3000mSt)
12
'02,
'04,
'05,
'04,
'06
'03, '06, '08
'05, '07
'09
'05, '07, '08, '09
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SWEDISH TEAM – MEDIA GUIDE. IAAF World Championships in Athletics – Berlin 2009.
MUSTAFA MOHAMED, 3000 m Steeplechase
Ingrid CECILIA NILSSON
Pronounciation
Ceh-CEE-lee-ah NILL-sonn
Born
22 June 1979 (Fristad)
Residence
Eskilstuna
Occupation
Athletics club director
Height/Weight
178 cm / 90 kg
Club
IK Ymer (-'05), Råby-Rekarne FI ('06-)
Coach
Kim Johansson
Event
Hammer Throw
Personal best
69.09
Halle, GER
24.5.2008
2009 best
68.00
Bottnaryd
28.6.2009
Progression
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
Major competitions
1997
1998
1999
2001
2001
2002
2003
2005
2006
Internat. matches
Outdoors:
National titles
Outdoors:
'98, '99, '00, '01, '02, '03, '04, '06, '07, '09
Indoors (WT): '04, '05
PB other events
60m
80m
100m
200m
800m
60mH
100mH
HJ
LJ
SP
2007
20.66
33.60
36.26
45.48
54.78
59.29
61.37
62.54
64.53
65.14
63.49
66.77
68.44
69.03
68.31
69.09
68.00
European Junior Ch
World Junior Ch
European U23 Ch
European U23 Ch
World Ch
European Ch
World Ch
World Ch
European Cup/Super L
European Ch
World Ch
DT
JT
WT (10 kg)
Hep
Athletics in family
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
**NR**
qual
final
8
3
qual
qual
qual
qual
7
qual
qual
21
i 7.86
10.39
12.31
25.76
2:32.21
9.22
15.16
1.56
5.49
14.48
i 14.82
40.16
36.84
20.42
4.147
Malmö
Göteborg
Sävedalen
Värnamo
Lerum
Göteborg
Stockholm
Malmö
Borås
Karlskrona
Malmö
Karlstad
Karlstad
Malmö
Malmö
26.2.1995
9.5.1993
4.6.1995
8.9.1995
28.5.1995
24.2.1996
13.9.1996
30.8.1996
1.7.1995
16.8.1998
27.2.1999
6.9.1998
26.9.1996
12.2.2005
31.8.1996
Sister Sofia (b '76) JT: 33.70 '91.
Note: Began as allround athlete but had to leave the running events due to asthma and then at age 18 made the HT priority.
Has held the NR since 10 July '98 improving it on no less than 18 occasions and by a total of over 10 meters.
Website: http://www.cillas.sida.nu/
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SWEDISH TEAM – MEDIA GUIDE. IAAF World Championships in Athletics – Berlin 2009.
SWEDISH TEAM – MEDIA GUIDE. IAAF World Championships in Athletics – Berlin 2009.
JESSICA Eva Katarina SAMUELSSON
Eva MONICA Kristina SVENSSON
Pronounciation
YESS-ee-cah SAH-muh-el-sonn
Representing Svenska Gång- och Vandrarförbundet (Swedish Walking Association)
Born
14 March 1985
Pronounciation
MOH-nick-ah SVENN-sonn
Residence
Stockholm
Born
26 December 1978 (Alvesta)
Occupation
Law student (part time)
Height/Weight
166 cm / 57 kg
Height/Weight
176 cm / 65 kg
Club
Växjö AIS
Club
Boo IF (-'01), Hässelby SK ('02-)
Coach/Advisor
Ulf-Peter Sjöholm
Coach
Dejan Mirkovic
Events
20 km Walk
Event
Heptathlon
Personal best
1:31:20
Vallensbaek, DEN
5.5.2007
Personal best
6.111
Götzis, AUT
31.5-1.6.2008
2009 best
1:34:31
Dudince, SVK
28.3.2009
2009 best
6.004
Beograd, SRB
10-11.7.2009
Progression
Hep
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003 5.017
2004 2005 5.633
2006 5.967
2007 5.761
2008 6.111
2009 6.004
Pen i
3.678
3.961
4.264
4.428
4.453
Major competitions
400m
56.07
54.53
56.23i
54.40
55.21i
2003
2005
2006
2007
2009
200m
100mH
26.15
25.33
25.44/25.37w?
24.64
24.81
14.71
24.75i
24.73
14.22
24.10
14.06/13.99w
24.67
14.17/14.11w
24.08
13.89
24.20
13.90/13.84w
European Junior Ch
European U23 Ch
European Cup/Super L
European U23 Ch
World Ch
World University G
Internat. matches
Outdoors:
National titles
Outdoors (Hep):
(LJ):
Indoors (Pen):
PB other events
60m
100m
200m
300m
400m
800m
60mH
100mH
300mH
400mH
HJ
LJ
SP
JT
Pen
LJ
5.85
5.66i
6.12
6.09
6.01w
6.32
6.31
heat
8
9
13
29
1
800m
400mH
2:21.21
61.78
58.67
Progression
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
1:46:59
1:40:18
1:37:07
1:40:30
1:39:05
Major competitions
1999
European U23 Ch
European Ch
European Cup
World Cup
World Ch
European Cup
World Cup
World Ch
European Cup
World Cup
World Cup
European Cup
World Cup
2001
2002
2003
2:14.07
2:09.49
2:12.25
2:07.48
2:07.03
(400mH)
(Hep)
(Hep)
(Hep)
(Hep)
(Hep)
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
i 7.67
12.27
24.08
39.92
54.40
2:07.03
i 8.50
13.89
w 13.84
42.85
58.67
1.76
6.32
14.37
i 14.90
37.58
i 4.453
Malmö
Sävedalen
Värnamo
Enskede
Sollentuna
Beogard, SRB
Bollnäs
Karlstad
Malmö
Västerås
Norrtälje
Beograd, SRB
Västerås
Sollentuna
Sätra
Debrecen, HUN
Västerås
20.1.2007
23.8.2008
19.7.2008
19.5.2005
15.7.2006
11.7.2009
1.3.2009
28.7.2009
3.8.2009
27.7.2002
3.8.2003
10.7.2009
1.8.2008
6.6.2008
24.1.2009
15.7.2007
15.3.2009
'97,
'98,
'01,
'00,
1:38:57
1:36:24
1:33:37
1:35:27
1:32:51
2007
2008
2009
Outdoors (20 km):
(10 km):
(5 km):
Indoors (3000m):
PB other events
5000mW
10 kmW
50 kmW
Athletics in family
Brother Fredrik (b '73): 50 kmW: 3:53:46 '04
Brother Christer (b '69): 50 kmW 4:14:21 '96
22:42.3
45:54
4:10:59
1:31:20
1:35:02
1:34:31
6
22
43
49
27
33
dq
32
dq
dq
71
dq
33
National titles
5
'03, '05, '08
'09
'05, '06, '08, '09
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
'98,
'00,
'02,
'02,
'99,
'01,
'03,
'03,
'00,
'02,
'05,
'04,
'02, '03, '04, '05, '06, '08
'03, '04, '05, '06
'06
'05, '06, '07, '08, '09
Helsinki, FIN
Vallensbaek, DEN
Scanzorosciate, ITA
29.8.2008
5.5.2007
21.10.2007
Note: Sprinter/hurdler until '03, when focus began shifting towards combined events.
In '08 surpassed the IAAF A-standard on three occasions but was still not selected for Beijing by the Swedish OC.
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SWEDISH TEAM – MEDIA GUIDE. IAAF World Championships in Athletics – Berlin 2009.
ANNA Therése SÖDERBERG
Pronounciation
UNN-ah SEU-dehrr-bairj
Born
11 June 1973 (Knista)
Occupation
Nurse (part time)
Height/Weight
177 cm / 85 kg
Clubs
Fjugesta IF (-'94), Ullevi FK ('95-)
US university
Northen Arizona University ('93-'97)
Coach/Advisor
Anders Axlid
Event
Discus Throw
Personal best
64.54
Aremark, NOR
31.7.1999
2009 best
61.11
Helsingborg
7.7.2009
Progression
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
Major competitions
1992
1997
1998
1999
Internat. matches
28.62
35.50
41.52
46.44
45.06
48.80
52.88
52.24
58.74
56.84
59.96
61.30
64.00
64.54
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
**NR**
62.91
59.18
59.33
61.61
60.50
61.26
64.00
62.98
63.21
61.11
World Junior Ch
World Ch
European Ch
World University G
World Ch
2000 Olympic G
2002 European Ch
2003 World Ch
2004 Olympic G
2005 World Ch
2006 European Cup/Super L
European Ch
World Athletics Final
2007 World Ch
World Athletics Final
2008 Olympic G
World Athletics Final
Outdoors: 28
Indoors:
2
qual
11
qual
5
qual
qual
qual
8
qual
11
5
11
3
qual
7
qual
5
CECILIA NILSSON, Hammer Throw
HELENA ENGMAN, Shot Put
National titles
Outdoors (DT): '93, '94, '95, '96, '97, '98, '99, '00, '01, '02, '03, '04, '05, '06, '07, '08, '09
(HT): '96, '97
Indoors (WT): '02, '03, '06
PB other events
HJ
SP
HT
WT (20 lb)
Athletics in family
Husband Anders (Axlid, b '66): SP/DT: 18.62/56.66 '94
1.67
16.30
59.45
i 19.96
Phoenix, AZ
Malmö
Aremark, NOR
Flagstaff, AZ
31.3.1994
7.8.1999
31.7.1999
21.2.1997
Note: Exceptional record of having won not only all national senior titles since age 20 but also as a youth and junior athlete
all national titles for her age group!
Her 17 straight senior titles is the greatest ever in any event in Sweden.
First surpassed 60m on 17 May '97, current score of 60+ meets is 108.
US Collegiate (NCAA) champion in '96.
Despite always focussing on the DT was the inaugural NR-holder and national champion in the HT.
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SWEDISH TEAM – MEDIA GUIDE. IAAF World Championships in Athletics – Berlin 2009.
Carl LINUS THÖRNBLAD
Pronounciation
LEE-nuss TURN-blahd
Born
6 March 1985 (Lund)
Residence
Malmö
Occupation
Athlete
Height/Weight
180 cm / 77 kg
Club
IFK Lund (-'06), Malmö AI ('07-)
Coach
Stanislaw Szczyrba
Event
High Jump
Personal bests
2.34
Göteborg
9.8.2006
2.38i
Göteborg
25.2.2007
2.31
Warszawa, POL
7.6.2009
2.36i
Banská Bystrica, SVK
11.2.2009
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2.06
2.19
2.30
2.27
2.26
2.34
2.31
2.31
2.31
2008 bests
Progression
Major competitions
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
1.90i
2.31i
2.34i
2.38i
2.35i
2.36i
World Youth Ch
World Junior Ch
European Junior Ch
World Junior Ch
Olympic G
European Indoor Ch
European U23 Ch
World Indoor Ch
European Ch
World Athletics Final
European Indoor Ch
World Ch
World Athletics Final
Olympic G
World Athletics Final
European Indoor Ch
qual
qual
3
4
qual
qual
10
3
4
1
2
15
3
qual
5
qual
Internat. matches
Outdoors:
National titles
Outdoors : Indoors:
'05, '09
9
PB other events
60m
200m
JT
Athletics in family
Grandfather Karl-Gustaf (b '27) 800m: 1:54.2 '56
i 7.06
i 22.42
30.96
Lund
Malmö
Malmö
13.1.2007
21.1.2007
1.10.2005
Note: Soccer player who at age 15 accidently discovered his HJ talent in school PE. In December '00 - two months after joining a club - cleared 1.90 in 1st ever competition. In January '01 cleared 2.00 in his 2nd competition. Just two and a half
years later made 2.30.
At Swedish Indoor Championships '07 raised his PB twice by clearing both 2.36 and 2.38 on first attempts, but still only got
the silver medal (losing on countback to Holm).
Current score of 2.30+ meets is 41.
LINUS THÖRNBLAD, High Jump
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SWEDISH TEAM – MEDIA GUIDE. IAAF World Championships in Athletics – Berlin 2009.
MICHEL Tresor Komesha TORNÉUS
Pronounciation
Mi-SHELL Tohrr-NEH-uhss
Born
26 maj 1986 (Botkyrka)
Residence
Tumba
Occupation
Community centre youth instructor (part time)
Height/Weight
184 cm / 68 kg
Club
IFK Tumba
Coach
Oscar Gidewall
Event
Long Jump
Personal best
8.11
Göteborg 27.6.2009
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
4.28z
4.73z
4.68z
6.48
6.74
7.07
7.41
7.94
7.68
7.85
7.86
8.11
Progression
4.40zw
4.79zw
6.86w
STEFAN OLSSON, Team Manager
Major competitions
2005
2007
2009
European Junior Ch
European U23 Ch
European Indoor Ch
Internat. matches
Outdoors:
National titles
Outdoors : '05, '07, '08, '09
Indoors:
'08
PB other events
60m
100m
200m
300m
400m
1000m
1500m
110mH
300mH
400mH
HJ
PV
TJ
SP
DT
JT
Dec
(z = measured from take-off point)
4
10
qual
6
i 7.06
11.23
w 11.03
22.61
w 22.41
36.13
52.94
i 2:50.91
4:52.29
15.67
37.52
55.48
1.92
i 1.99
2.96
i 3.26
14.49
10.97
29.50
44.19
6.115
Sätra
Huddinge
Gavà, ESP
Sollentuna
Vallentuna
Enskede
Gävle
Karlskrona
Gävle
Gävle
Kvarnsveden
Leppävaara, FIN
Gävle
Karlskrona
Gävle
Karlskrona
Gävle
Norrköping
Gävle
Gävle
Gävle
14.1.2006
10.8.2004
4.4.2006
28.5.2005
12.9.2004
19.5.2005
25.9.2004
6.3.2005
26.9.2004
26.9.2004
14.8.2004
22.8.2004
25.9.2004
5.3.2005
26.9.2004
6.3.2005
17.9.2004
17.5.2007
26.9.2004
26.9.2004
25-26.9.2004
Note: On 27 June 2009 became the 3rd Swedish long jumper ever to surpass 8 metres in legal wind conditions when jumping
8.11.
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SWEDISH TEAM – MEDIA GUIDE. IAAF World Championships in Athletics – Berlin 2009.
NICKLAS Robert WIBERG
Pronounciation
NICK-luss VEE-bairj
Born
16 April 1985 (Gustavsberg)
Residence
Färjestaden
Occupation
Athlete
Height/Weight
193 cm / 84 kg
Club
FIK Färjestaden (-'04), FI Kalmarsund ('05-)
Coach
Kjell Andersson & Thomas Lindén
Event
Decathlon
Personal best
8.213
Progression
Dec
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003 7.604J
2004 6.978
2005 7.363
2006 7.883
2007 7.870
2008 8.040
2009 8.213
Götzis, AUT
30-31.5.2009
HJ
JT
LJ
400m
1.20
1.36
1.41
1.56
1.60
1.60
1.68
1.75
1.90
2.05
1.95
2.00/2.05i
2.10
2.06
2.13
2.12
25.40/400
28.44/400
33.30/400
36.92/400
38.41/600
41.52/600
52.07/600
60.76/600
61.37/700
65.38
69.38
67.68
66.95
74.41
72.54
65.67
4.21z
4.55z
4.52z
4.62z
4.83z
5.12z
5.47/5.49w
5.91
6.31
7.03/7.16w
6.86
7.02/7.30i
7.11/7.30w
7.36
7.54
7.52/7.63i
Major competitions
2003
2004
2006
European Junior Ch
World Junior Ch
European Ch
Internat. matches
Outdoors:
National titles
Indoors (Heptathlon): '05, '07
PB other events
60m
100m
200m
300m
400m
800m
1000m
1500m
2000m
60mH
110mH
400mH
HJ
PV
LJ
SP
DT
JT
Hept
Athletics in family
52.0m
50.44
49.58
49.42
49.01
48.65
49.15
49.18
48.71
800m
2:42.04
2:33.34
2:24.57
2:17.56
2:15.67
2:15.87
2:10.02
2:05.24
1:59.95
1:58.31
1:56.28
200m
26.98
24.64
23.51/23.44w
23.23w
22.94
22.94
22.13
22.22
23.58
1
dnf
20
5
i 7.02
11.03
w 10.77
22.13
35.06
48.65
1:56.28
2:38.19
4:14.38
6:22.43
i 8.10
14.56
52.84
2.13
2.13
4.20
4.20
i 4.36
7.54
i 7.63
14.92
45.85
74.41
i 5.685
Bollnäs
Woerden, NED
Rakvere, EST
Eksjö
Göteborg
Rakvere, EST
Stockholm
Karlskrona
Tampere, FIN
Helsingborg
Göteborg
Jönköping
Helsinki, FIN
Århus, DEN
Jyväskylä, FIN
Alzenau, GER
Götzis, AUT
Karlskrona
Karlstad
Bollnäs
Bålsta
Skruv
Götzis, AUT
Bollnäs
10.2.2007
27.8.2005
3.6.2006
14.6.2006
2.9.2003
3.6.2006
14.9.2003
8.9.2002
25.7.2003
10.7.1998
29.1.2009
20.9.2008
30.8.2008
19.8.2006
28.6.2008
11.5.2003
31.5.2009
6.3.2005
28.7.2008
1.3.2009
10.5.2008
17.5.2008
27.5.2007
10-11.2.2007
Sister Malin (b '89): 100m/200m/LJ: 12.55w/26.00/5.24 '06 (5.39w), 400m/Hep: 59.30/4.334 '07
Note: Until age 17 had middle distance running as his priority. With strength in the JT and the 1500m surprised everybody
coming from way back with two events remaining to grab '03 European Junior title.
Website: http://www.nicklaswiberg.se/
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SWEDISH TEAM – MEDIA GUIDE. IAAF World Championships in Athletics – Berlin 2009.
PB other events
JOHAN Lukas WISSMAN
LJ
SP
DT
HT
JT
6.81
9.48
26.28
23.68
38.05
Stockholm
Helsingborg
Helsingborg
Helsingborg
Helsingborg
16.9.2000
29.9.2007
29.9.2007
29.9.2007
29.9.2007
Pronounciation
YU-hunn VISS-munn
Born
2 November 1982 (Kvistofta, Helsingborg)
Residence
Helsingborg
Occupation
Athlete (part time economy student)
Athletics in family
Height/Weight
180 cm / 75 kg
Club
IFK Helsingborg
Note: Winter of '04 ran the 200m in six meets, improved the NIR on four occasions and won all races but the last, the
WICh final which he lost by 0.06.
Coach
Kenth Olsson
Event
400m
Personal best
44.56
Osaka, JPN
29.8.2007
2009 best
45.81
Leiria, POR
20.6.2009
400m
61.03
56.34
52.59
48.03
47.30
46.40
46.17
45.80
45.57
46.23
44.54
44.64
45.81
200m
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Progression
Major competitions
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
In March '06 ran an unofficial European Indoor record for 300m in Liévin lowering Erwin Skamrahl's 20 years old mark of
32.72 by 0.11. This winter missed that record by a mere 0.01.
Outdoors:
Indoors:
National titles
Outdoors (100m):
(200m):
(400m):
Indoors (200m):
PB other events
60m
100m
300m
400m
800m
1500m
3000mSt
300mH
First international success as a 400m-runner (silver at '01 European Juniors) but then chose 200m as main event to improve
his speed. However, long term focus remained at 400m and after '06 ECh 200m silver switched priorities and re-focused on
the 1-lap event.
In summer of '07 lowered PB by over one second and in Osaka WCh ran sub-45 in all three rounds.
200m i
Had four individual silvers, one bronze and two 4th places from international championships before striking gold at '09
European Indoors.
50.41i
47.90i
47.60i
47.26i
46.17i
46.04i
45.89i
24.62
23.41
21.78
21.23 21.05w
20.81
20.51
20.43
20.50
20.46 20.26w
20.38
20.30
20.77 20.30w
20.67
5
final (dq)
World Junior Ch
quarter
European Junior Ch
2
4
5
World Ch
heat
European Indoor Ch
semi
European Ch
quarter
World Indoor Ch
heat
European U23 Ch
3
4
World Ch
semi
World Indoor Ch
2
European Cup/Super L
2
Olympic G
quarter
Internat. matches
40
400mi
European Y Olympics
200m
Father Mats Persson (b '49): 800m 1:59.4m '66.
(400m)
(4x100m)
(200m)
(400m)
(4x100m)
(4x400m)
(4x400m)
(200m)
(200m)
(200m)
(200m)
(4x100m)
(200m)
(200m)
(200m)
(200m)
Website: http://www.johanwissman.com
22.24i
21.79i
21.55i
20.85i
21.02i
20.65i
20.93i
20.89i
20.73i
20.91i
20.93i
2005 European Indoor Ch semi
World Ch
quarter
heat
2006 World Indoor Ch
4
European Ch
2
2007 European Indoor Ch
4
World Ch
7
World Athletics Final
4
2008 World Indoor Ch
2
Olympic G
8
World Athletics Final
8
2009 European Indoor Ch
1
(200m)
(200m)
(4x400m)
(4x400m)
(200m)
(400m)
(400m)
(200m)
(400m)
(400m)
(400m)
(400m)
17
3
'04
'01, '03, '04, '06, '07, '09
'02, '05
'02, '03, '04, '05, '06, '07, '09
i 6.84
10.44
w 10.34
20.30
w 20.26
i 20.65
32.10
i 32.61
i 45.89
2:03.00
4:32.24
11:12.75
38.85
Göteborg
Helsingborg
Helsingborg
Stuttgart, GER
Helsinki, FIN
Liévin, FRA
Sollentuna
Liévin, FRA
Torino, ITA
Vellinge
Borås
Tranås
Karlskrona
3.2.2004
14.7.2002
13.7.2003
23. 9.2007
9.8.2005
28.2.2004
8.7.2008
3.3.2006
7.3.2009
11.9.1999
27.6.1998
24.5.1998
4.8.2000
**NR**
**NIR**
**EIR**
**NIR**
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Swedish Team Officials
Head Coach:
Stefan Olsson, +46-70-349 21 41
Team Management:
Anders Rydén
Gunilla Dahlén
Media:
Fredrik Trahn, press chief, +46-70-913 67 96
David Fridell, media assistant, +46-73-397 21 62
Team Coaches:
Kenth Olsson, sprint, hurdles
Anders Axlid, throwing events
Yannick Tregaro, high jump
Ulf Friberg, middle and long distance running, walking
Geir-Ove Rasmussen, pole vault
Dejan Mirkovic, heptathlon
Main sponsors of
The Swedish National
Athletic Team
MICHEL TORNÉUS, Long Jump
LINUS THÖRNBLAD, High Jump
JOHAN WISSMAN, 400 m
Kjell Andersson, decathlon
Leif Robertsson, decathlon
Oscar Gidewall, long jump
Bobbie Lohse, javelin
Anton Leion, discus
Personal coaches:
Kim Johansson, hammer throw
Kurt Engman, shot put
Jonas Mellblom, javelin
Stanislaw Szczyrba, high jump, pole vault
Conny Silfver, decathlon
Medical Team:
Thomas Eriksson, team doctor
Jenny Jacobsson, physiotherapist
Tommy Eriksson, physiotherapist
Henrik Wagner, masseur
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Swedish Team Press Conferences
Thursday August 13 . . . . . . 1 pm . . . . Hotel Golden Tulip . . . . . . . . Jessica Samuelsson
Nadja Casadei
Ulrika Johansson
Friday August 14 . . . . . . . . 1 pm . . . . Hotel Golden Tulip . . . . . . . . Helena Engman
Per Jacobsen
Monica Svensson
Saturday August 15 . . . . . . evening . . Hotel Berlin Berlin . . . . . . . . Mustafa Mohamed
Sunday August 16 . . . . . . . 3 pm . . . . 40 Seconds . . . . . . . . . . . . . Johan Wissman
Emma Green
Monday August 17 . . . . . . 1 pm . . . . Swedish Embassy . . . . . . . . Nicklas Wiberg
Daniel Almgren
Anna Söderberg
Sofia Larsson
Robert Kronberg
Linus Thörnblad
Tuesday August 18 . . . . . . . 3 pm . . . . Champions Club . . . . . . . . . Alhaji Jeng
Jesper Fritz
Mattias Claesson
Michel Torneus
Cecilia Nilsson
Wednesday August 19 . . . . 3.30 pm . . Swedish Embassy . . . . . . . . Jonas Lohse
Magnus Arvidsson
Andreas Gustafsson
Note: The schedule is provisional and subject to change. Please check the latest information with
Fredrik Trahn, Press Chief Swedish Team, +46-70-913 67 96, [email protected]
Each athlete will do a press conference two days prior to their start. The press conferences will be held in
Swedish and English if necessary.
Hotel Golden Tulip, Landgrafenstrasse 4, 10787 Berlin, Germany, www.goldentulipberlin.de
Hotel Berlin Berlin, Lützowplatz 17, 10785 Berlin, Germany, www.hotel-berlin.de
40 Seconds, Potsdamer Strasse 58, 10785 Berlin, Germany, www.40seconds.de
Swedish Embassy, Rauchstrasse 1, 10787 Berlin Germany, www.schweden.org
Champions Club, Thüringer Allee 5-11, 14052 Berlin, Germany

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