Olympic Faces: Sofia MattssonAugust 9, 2016
As the world’s best athletes compete in Rio for the Summer Olympics, Umgås will highlight some of Sweden’s best and brightest.
Today, we take a look at Sofia Mattsson.
Sport – Wrestling
Vitals – 26 years old…from Gällivare, Sweden …freestyle wrestler…five-time European champion
Why You Should Watch – Mattsson is picked by Sports Illustrated to win the bronze medal in the 53kg freestyle division. She was named one of the top 10 women’s freestyle wrestlers in the world by InterMat.
Mat Skills – Here’s video of Mattsson winning the 2016 European Championships.
Fun Facts – Mattsson’s older sister Johanna Mattsson also will be wrestling in Rio. There also is another famous Sofia Mattsson, who is a Swedish model/actress.