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Famous Track And Field Athletes from Sweden

Updated October 13, 2018 3.3k views10 items

List of notable or famous track and field athletes from Sweden, with bios and photos, including the top track and field athletes born in Sweden and even some popular track and field athletes who immigrated to Sweden. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Swedish track and field athletes then this list is the perfect resource for you. These track and field athletes are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known track and field athlete from Sweden is included when available.

List features people like Carl Andersson, Calle Nilsson and more!

This historic track and field athletes from Sweden list can help answer the questions "Who are some Swedish track and field athletes of note?" and "Who are the most famous track and field athletes from Sweden?" These prominent track and field athletes of Sweden may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Swedish track and field athletes.

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  • Alhaji Jeng (born 13 December 1981) is a Swedish pole vaulter Jeng came to Sweden when he was just 3 months old, but retained his Gambian citizenship until he was 18 years old, when he applied for and was granted Swedish citizenship. He currently has the Gambian national record at 5.30 metres, set before his Swedish citizenship. For Sweden he won the silver medal at the 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships he has also won 5 Swedish championships in athletics. He holds the Swedish national indoor record at 5.81 metres. His outdoor personal best is 5.80 metres, achieved in June 2006 in Zhukovskiy. This places him third on the Swedish all-time list, behind Oscar Janson and Patrik...  more
    • Age: 39
    • Birthplace: Banjul, Gambia
  • Angelica Therese Bengtsson (born 8 July 1993) is a Swedish track and field athlete who specialises in the pole vault. She became the first pole vault winner at the inaugural Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore, 2010. She has been a highly successful youth and junior athlete, winning gold medals at the 2009 World Youth Championships and the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics. She set a mark of 4.47 m for the youth world record for the event in 2010 and broke the world junior record with a vault of 4.63 m in 2011. Bengtsson placed tied 4th at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, China, having set a national record of 4.70 m in the final. She is also the current Swedish national...  more
    • Age: 28
    • Birthplace: Väckelsång, Sweden
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    Calle Nilsson

    Calle Nilsson was a Swedish long-distance runner. He competed in the marathon at the 1912 Summer Olympics....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 27 (1888-1915)
    • Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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    Carl Andersson

    Carl Andersson was a Swedish long-distance runner. He competed in the marathon at the 1912 Summer Olympics....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 79 (1877-1956)
    • Birthplace: Umeå, Sweden