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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
Training Regime
She trains for eight sessions a week, averaging five kilometres a session. She also undertakes two gym sessions and one pilates session a week.

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
In 2017 she was named Female Swimmer of the Year by the European Swimming League [LEN]. (, 22 Jan 2018)

She was named 2017 Female Swimmer of the Year and European Swimmer of the Year in the Swammy Awards, awarded by online swimming magazine Swimswam. (, 01 Jan 2018; 31 Dec 2017)

She was named 2017 Best 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 named Swedish Sportswoman of the Year in 2016 and 2017. (, 22 Aug 2017)

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

She was named the 2015 European Swimmer of the Year. (, 18 Aug 2016)

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)