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SwedenSweden, SWE


Further Personal Information

Date of birth
17 August 1993
182 cm
Stockholm, SWE
Swedish, English

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age nine.
Why this sport?
She tried football and handball before she was introduced to swimming by one of her friends. She likes the individual nature of the sport.
Club / Team
Sodertorn Simsallskap [SWE] / Energy Standard Swim Club [TUR]:
Name of coach
James Gibson [Energy Standard], GBR; Johan Wallberg [personal], SWE

General Interest

Spending time with friends, climbing. (, 19 Sep 2017;, 09 Aug 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 100m butterfly at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 22 Aug 2017)
Hero / Idol
Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (, 09 Aug 2016)
She had tonsillitis in the month leading up to the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (, 21 Nov 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't limit your challenge, challenge your limit." (, 07 Mar 2012)
Awards and honours
She was named Female Athlete of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 at the Swedish Sport Awards. (, 22 Jan 2019)

In 2017 and 2018 she was named Female Swimmer of the Year by the European Swimming Federation [LEN]. (, 15 Feb 2019;, 22 Jan 2018)

She was named 2017 Female Swimmer of the Year by the International Swimming Federation [FINA]. (, 02 Dec 2017)

She was named 2017 European Female Athlete of the Year by the Association of National Olympic Committees [ANOC]. (, 02 Nov 2017)

She was named Best Female Swimmer at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (, 04 Oct 2017)

She was presented with Sweden's Jerring Sports Achievement Award in 2015 and 2016. (, 22 Aug 2017;, 20 Jan 2015)

She was named Swedish Female Swimmer of the Year in 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. (, 22 Aug 2017)
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (, 29 Jul 2017)
Other information
She became Sweden's first female Olympic swimming champion with her victory in the 100m butterfly at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 08 Aug 2016; SportsDeskOnline, 11 Aug 2018)

She is an ambassador for Project Playground, a Swedish non-profit organisation aimed at increasing opportunities for children and young people through organised activity, sports and social activities. (, 27 Nov 2016)