Outdoors & Sports
Six Swedish Men to Watch in the OlympicsJuly 19, 2016
Editor’s Note – This list originally ran in April. It has been updated as Zlatan Ibrahimovic has retired from international play and will not be in Rio.
The 2016 Summer Olympics are just around the corner
Here are a six-pack of guys we expect to make some noise in Rio.
Menning is a professional speed canoer from a small town of less than 5,000. In 2013, he won the European and World Championships – a feat never accomplished before by a Swede. Since then, he’s scored a World Cup gold medal and a silver in the World Championships, among others.
Marcus Svensson/Stefan Nilsson/Håkan Dahlby
We’ll give you three-for-one in shooting. Svensson and Nilsson will compete in skeet shooting, and Dahlby will compete in double trap. Svensson captured a gold medal in April in Rio at a test event, and Nilsson qualified by finishing second in the Baku 2015 European Games. Dahlby won silver in the 2012 London Games.
Tornéus finished fourth in the long jump in London and has visions of a medal in Rio. He claimed a gold medal at the European indoor meet in Prague in 2015. Andreas Otterling also is worth watching in this event.
Eurén took home the bronze medal in his weight class in Greco-Roman wrestling and earned his third bronze medal at the European Wrestling Championships in March.