Dreaming Of The 2020 Summer Olympics

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Dreaming Of The 2020 Summer Olympics

With the sports world on lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic, we’re looking ahead to the summer, hoping and dreaming that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will take place as scheduled.

Assuming the games go on, here are some of the Swedes we can’t wait to see.

Sarah Sjöström

Sjöström is the first Swedish woman to win Olympic gold in swimming (100 fly in Rio in 2016) and is showing no signs of slowing down, winning a record five medals at the World Championships in 2019. Her 16 individual medals in the World Championships are second only to Michael Phelps (20).


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Louise Hansson

Staying in the pool, we’re intrigued by Hansson, who has won three NCAA titles in her time at USC. Her 2019 swim in the 100 fly at the NCAA Championships set an NCAA record. Hansson participated in the 2016 Olympics, swimming relays. She finished seventh at worlds in 2019 in the 100 fly.


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Women’s Soccer Team

After winning silver in Rio, the women’s soccer team went out and finished third at the Women’s World Cup in 2019. The Swedes ended 2019 ranked fifth in the world behind the United States, Germany, the Netherlands and France.


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Armand ‘Mondo’ Duplantis

One of the rising stars of track and field, Duplantis nearly broke the world pole vault record three times in 11 days. At just 20 years old, his star is drawing comparisons to Usain Bolt.

Angelica Bengtsson

Bengtsson is heading to the Olympics for the second time as a pole vaulter. She’s coming off a sixth-place finish at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar, where she experienced a scary moment when her pole broke before she registered a personal record.


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Jenny Rissveds

We’re waiting to see if Rissveds will compete. She won gold in Rio in the women’s cycling cross-country event before taking a break from the sport to focus on her mental health. She returned to the sport in 2019 and then won at the MTB World Cup.


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Marcus Svensson and Stefan Nilsson

Svensson finished second in men’s skeet at the 2016 Olympics and is expected to make his third Olympics appearance. Nilsson will be competing in men’s skeet in his third Olympics, finishing 15th in 2012 and fifth in 2016. Nilsson just won gold at the ISSF World Cup in Cyprus.

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