Olympic Faces: Lotta SchelinAugust 3, 2016
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 Lotta Schelin.
Sport – Women’s Soccer
Vitals – 32 years old…from Trångsund, Sweden…striker who joined Sweden’s national team in 2004
Why You Should Watch – Sweden’s all-time leading scorer, Schelin was named the fifth-best player in the Women’s World Cup by a panel of espnW voters in 2015. She leads a talented squad coached by former United States coach Pia Sundhage that has a tough Group E draw with Brazil (and Marta), China and South Africa. While the United States is the favorite for gold, Sweden or Brazil could challenge for a medal.
Will the Swedes dance? – Schelin talked about Sweden’s dance and a big win over the United States in this 2015 FIFA video.
Editor’s note: The Swedish women’s soccer team won its first match against South Africa today, 1-0.