Olympic Faces: Michel Tornéus

Outdoors & Sports

Olympic Faces: Michel Tornéus

Nordenkampen 2013, längdhopp
Photo: Pechblaende

As the world’s best athletes descend on Rio for the Summer Olympics, Umgås will highlight some of Sweden’s best and brightest.

Today, we take a look at Michel Tornéus.

Sport – Long Jump

Vitals – 30 years old…from Botkyrka, Stockholm County…holds the Swedish record in the event at 8.44 meters.

Why You Should Watch – Tornéus finished fourth in London and has visions of a medal in Rio. He claimed a gold medal at the European indoor meet in Prague in 2015. He was second in the European Championships this year.

Jump for Joy – Here’s video of Tornéus jumping 8.44 meters.

Getting Social – Tornéus is on Twitter and Instagram. You can also check out his website here.

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