In past articles, we talked about Sweden and we talked about their sports stars, but, there are much more than those, there a lot and today you will meet some.
Sarah Sjöström, Swimming
Sarah Sjöström, 24, has already won almost everything you can win and 2017 was really her year. Sjöström matched three World Cup gold in a long-distance double world record and then hit four new world records in short run just days later.
She dominated the overall World Cup and was praised for Europe’s best female athlete. She also received the prize as the world’s best female swimmer when Magasinet Swimming World presented her annual appointment.
Henrik Lundqvist, Ice Hockey
Final against a star-studded Canada in the hockey World Championship – then “Henke” once again emerged as a blue-yellow national hero. Lundqvist saved everything in the dramatic punishment and then became more or less assaulted by a joyous William Nylander. But it is not only in Sweden that the rules, for over a decade, but the goalkeeping icon has also been called “King Henrik” in Manhattan itself.
Stina Nilsson, Ski
The year could not have started better for Stina Nilsson. The skiing star won four stages in the Tour de Ski and finished third overall. Nilsson continued to line up sprint wins in the World Cup, but the World Cup became a small miscalculation and Nilsson missed a medal in both sprint and team sprint. A silver medal in the relay became a small patch on the wounds.
Nilsson came back with a message and won another two World Cup victories in the sprint category.
Andreas Granqvist, Football
Granqvist became “The Spruce” with the entire Swedish people when he led Sweden to the World Cup after a fierce effort in the playoff against Italy. The team captain has had a good season in Russian Krasnodar, but it is above all the game of the middle-back cut in the national team that made him hailed to the skies. The “fir” also received Aftonbladet’s and the Swedish Football Association’s Gold Ball at the Football Gala in early December.
Henrik Stenson, Golf
After a crazy 2016 with Olympic silver and a major, 2017 has been an “intermediate year” with Stenson measurements. In addition to the victory in the Wyndham Championship (his sixth overall on the PGA tour) and the eleventh place in The Open, there have been few pleasures for “Iceman”, which also had some damage problems. Still, in the top ten (9) of the world rankings, which testifies to a high low level and remains popular at home in the cottages.
Erik Karlsson, Ice Hockey
The exceptional level that Erik Karlsson held in the spring playoffs got the hockey world amazed. Despite a broken foot, the hill led Ottawa all the way to the conference finals – where the team was just a goal to beat out the future Stanley Cup champions Pittsburgh. “They always say that God rested on the seventh day. On the eighth, I think he created Erik Karlsson,” noted the Ottawa boss Pierre Dorion.
Malin Baryard-Johnsson, Equestrian
Malin Baryard-Johnsson came home from the European Championship in Gothenburg with a silver in the team competition. But Baryard-Johnsson and the horse Cue Channa had a real nightmare round there and were forced to break. Bayard has belonged to the Europa elite for over 16 years and is an audience favorite, especially among the Swedish women. Becoming part of the famous sports persons in the country is an honorable thing, and there are a lot more athletes to come.