Olympics The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden  

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This is a list of the greatest Olympic athletes from Sweden, with photos when available. These are the best Swedish Olympians of all time who have had the honor of representing their country at the prestigious Olympic games. Swedish athletes from every era all have their place in the Olympic history books, but which Swedish Olympian is the best of them all?

You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from Sweden is by how many medals they took back to their country, but that isn't the only factor that comes into play when considering who the best really is. Björn Lind and Elin Holmlöv are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

America, Russia and Great Britain have the most Olympic medals out of every country that has been represented in the Olympics, but it doesn't mean that Olympic competitors from other nations don't deserve accolades as well. Vote for your favorite Sweden Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on Sweden. If you enjoyed this list of Olympic athletes from Sweden, head on over and check out this list of the best Olympic athletes from Russia.

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31 5
Ingemar Stenmark is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Ingemar Stenmark Alpine skiing - Men's giant slalom, Men's Slalom

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19 2
Jan-Ove Waldner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Jan-Ove Waldner Men's Table Tennis, Singles

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24 10
Carolina Klüft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Carolina Klüft Women's Heptathlon

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17 4
Henrik Lundqvist is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Henrik Lundqvist Men's Ice Hockey

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13 4
Stefan Holm is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Stefan Holm Men's High jump

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10 2
Peter Forsberg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Ari Aries added Peter Forsberg Men's Ice Hockey

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11 3
Anja Pärson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Anja Pärson Women's Super Combined, Women's Slalom, Women's Downhill

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10 3
André Myhrer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
André Myhrer Men's Slalom

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12 5
Christian Olsson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Christian Olsson Men's Triple jump

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12 5
Marcus Hellner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Marcus Hellner Men's 4x10 km Relay, Men's Cross Country - 30km Pursuit

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12 5
Therese Alshammar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Therese Alshammar Women's 100m freestyle, Women's 50m freestyle, Women's 4x100m freestyle relay

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7 1
Sarah Sjöström is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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10 4
Björn Ferry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Björn Ferry Men's 12.5 km Pursuit

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12 6
Lars Frölander is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Lars Frölander Men's 100m butterfly

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15 9
Kim Martin Hasson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Kim Martin Hasson Women's Ice Hockey

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13 8
Hanna Ljungberg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Hanna Ljungberg Women's football

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7 2
Madeleine Grundström is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Madeleine Grundström Women's handball

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11 6
Henrik Sedin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Henrik Sedin Men's Ice Hockey

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6 1
Kajsa Bergqvist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Ari Aries added Kajsa Bergqvist Women's High jump

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7 2
Sofia Mattsson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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8 3
Lotta Schelin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Lotta Schelin Women's football

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8 3
Pernilla Winberg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Pernilla Winberg Women's Ice Hockey, Women's Combined

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11 6
Victoria Sandell Svensson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Victoria Sandell Svensson Women's football

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10 6
Jörgen Persson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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9 5
Susanna Kallur is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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9 5
Emma Green Tregaro is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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7 3
Nike Bent is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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6 2
Therese Borssén is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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4 0
Johan Olsson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Johan Olsson Men's 4x10 km Relay, Men's 50 km, Mass start

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8 5
Johan Wissman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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4 1
Thomas Johansson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Thomas Johansson Men's Tennis, doubles

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4 1
Robert Svensson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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4 1
Danijela Rundqvist is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Danijela Rundqvist Women's Ice Hockey

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4 1
Annika Fredén is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Annika Fredén Women's handball

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3 0
Mattias Blomberg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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3 0
Isabelle Gulldén is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Isabelle Gulldén Women's handball

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11 9
Emma Johansson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Emma Johansson Women's Road cycling, individual road race

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5 3
Greta Johansson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Greta Johansson Women's 10 metre platform

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4 2
Mats Larsson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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4 2
Maria Pietilä Holmner is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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4 2
Charlotte Rohlin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Charlotte Rohlin Women's football

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3 1
Therese Sjögran is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Therese Sjögran Women's football

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3 1
Linnea Torstenson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Linnea Torstenson Women's handball

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3 1
Lisa Nordén is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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3 1
Mathias Fredriksson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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3 1
Ida-Theres Karlsson-Nerell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Ida-Theres Karlsson-Nerell

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3 1
Nilla Fischer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Nilla Fischer Women's football

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3 1
Thomas Löfkvist is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Thomas Löfkvist

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2 0
Anders Gustafsson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Anders Gustafsson

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2 0
Johanna Wiberg is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Johanna Wiberg Women's handball