Annika Sörenstam is a Swedish professional golfer who is often counted among the best female golfers of all time. She has won six Vare Trophies and eight Player of the Year awards. In 2003, Annika Sörenstam was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. In 2021, she was honored by Donald Trump with the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Annette Tånnander is a former athlete who competed in the high jump and heptathlon events. She represented Sweden at the 1976 and 1984 Summer Olympics. After retiring from athletics, Annette Tånnander went on to pursue a career as a massage therapist and fitness trainer. She also co-wrote a book titled The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fitness.
Angelica Bengtsson is a Swedish athlete who competes in track and field events with a specialization in the pole vault. In 2010, she became the first athlete to win the pole vault event at the first Summer Youth Olympics. The current national record holder, Bengtsson has won many medals, including bronze medals at the 2015 and 2017 European Indoor Championships.
Former track and field athlete from Sweden, Carolina Klüft is an Olympic gold medalist. Born to Swedish soccer player Johnny Klüft and long jumper Ingalill Ahlm Klüft, Carolina was naturally drawn toward sports at an early age. She is also a student of peace and development and participates in charitable campaigns.
Mirjam Bjorklund is a Swedish professional tennis player who has won several titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. She has won only one doubles WTA Challenger title so far. In 2022, Mirjam Bjorklund competed at the French Open and Wimbledon, losing in the first round of both the tournaments.
Khaddi Sagnia is a Swedish athlete who specializes in the long jump. She competed in the first Youth Olympic Games where she won a gold medal in the triple jump. She also took part in the 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships where she won a bronze medal in the long jump final.
Emelie Forsberg is a Swedish athlete who competes in ski mountaineering and trail running. Renowned for her endurance and incredible strength, Forsberg has won six medals so far including four gold medals at the Skyrunner World Series. She also has one gold medal at World Championships and three gold medals at European Championships.
Known as the queen of high jump, Swedish athlete Kajsa Bergqvist has won numerous medals, including an Olympic bronze. Before she deviated to track events at age 10, Bergqvist had experimented with sports such as swimming and football. She has been a UNICEF ambassador and is openly bisexual.
Rebecca Peterson is a Swedish professional tennis player who has won six doubles and 12 singles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit so far. Apart from competing at the WTA and ITF tournaments, Rebecca Peterson also represents Sweden at the Billie Jean King Cup.
Swedish sprinter Linda Haglund made her international debut at age 15 and never looked back. She competed in the Olympics thrice, finishing fourth in the 100m event in Moscow. Part of the Legends of 1956, she became a painter, designer, and author after retirement. She died of cancer at 59.
Pernilla Wiberg is a Swedish businesswoman and former alpine ski racer. With two Olympic gold medals, one World Cup overall title, and four World Championships under her belt, Wiberg is one of the most popular and successful alpine ski racers of her generation. As a businesswoman, Pernilla Wiberg runs the Pernilla Wiberg Hotel in Sweden.