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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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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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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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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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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Sarah Sjöström is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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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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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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Therese Alshammar is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Marcus Hellner is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Stefan Holm is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Stefan Holm Men's High jump

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Christian Olsson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Christian Olsson Men's Triple jump

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Henrik Sedin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Henrik Sedin Men's Ice Hockey

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Kajsa Bergqvist is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Ari Aries added Kajsa Bergqvist Women's High jump

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Kim Martin Hasson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Kim Martin Hasson Women's Ice Hockey

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Hanna Ljungberg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Hanna Ljungberg Women's football

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Lars Frölander is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Lars Frölander Men's 100m butterfly

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Jörgen Persson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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Victoria Sandell Svensson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Victoria Sandell Svensson Women's football

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Björn Ferry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Björn Ferry Men's 12.5 km Pursuit

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André Myhrer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
André Myhrer Men's Slalom

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Pernilla Winberg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Pernilla Winberg Women's Ice Hockey, Women's Combined

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Lotta Schelin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Lotta Schelin Women's football

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Madeleine Grundström is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Madeleine Grundström Women's handball

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Sofia Mattsson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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Johan Olsson is listed (or ranked) 25 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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Isabelle Gulldén is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Isabelle Gulldén Women's handball

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Emma Johansson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Emma Johansson Women's Road cycling, individual road race

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Susanna Kallur is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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Emma Green Tregaro is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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Nike Bent is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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Therese Borssén is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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Lisa Nordén is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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Linnea Torstenson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Linnea Torstenson Women's handball

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Mathias Fredriksson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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Johan Wissman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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Thomas Johansson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Thomas Johansson Men's Tennis, doubles

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Annika Fredén is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Annika Fredén Women's handball

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Robert Svensson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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Susanne Ljungskog is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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Danijela Rundqvist is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Danijela Rundqvist Women's Ice Hockey

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Thomas Löfkvist is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Thomas Löfkvist

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Mattias Blomberg is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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Kenny Jönsson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Kenny Jönsson Men's Ice Hockey

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Jonas Björkman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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Katarina Timglas is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Katarina Timglas Women's Ice Hockey

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Magnus Petersson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Magnus Petersson Men's Archery, individual

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Greta Johansson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Greta Johansson Women's 10 metre platform

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Charlotte Rohlin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden
Charlotte Rohlin Women's football

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Maria Pietilä Holmner is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden

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Mats Larsson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden