It was an Olympic-free year, but with a brilliant world championship and sudden sports champions. When you ask the Swedish people about which athletes they like most, the top list was like this.
Isabelle Gulldén, Handball
The Swedish national team’s central figure plays every day in Romanian top team CSM Bucharest and this spring reached a third place in the handball’s Champions league. But what is closest to the retina is Isabelle “Bella” Gulldén’s contribution to the World Cup where she and her national team colleagues screamed against both Norway and Denmark before it stopped in the semi and a fourth place. A historically good result for Sweden.
Daniel Ståhl, Athletics
Ricky Bruch’s Swedish record had stood for 33 years before the June evening at Sollentunavallen. Daniel Ståhl threw away the discus a total of 71.29 meters and then also linked grips with the World Year Best List. Expectations ahead of the World Cup shot high and the Swedish public favorite also managed a pallet in the London World Cup even though he missed the gold with nothing but two centimeters.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Football
Started the year showing goals and online against West Ham and Liverpool in the Premier League. Also lowered St. Etienne with a hat-trick in the Europa League and became the big hero when he secured the League Cup for United with his two goals against Southampton.
Victor Nilsson Lindelöf, Football
Nilsson Lindelöf was an important cog in Benfica’s backline and was involved in winning both the Portuguese Cup and the league before being sold to Manchester United this summer for over 300 million.
He has also emerged as a given starter in the Swedish national team and was praised, just like Granqvist, great for the efforts against Italy in the playoff.
Charlotte Kalla, Ski
There is no talk about who is the Swedish people’s favorite. Charlotte Kalla pokes Zlatan down from the throne and is again at the top of the list, just like 2014 and 2015.
The long-distance star started last year’s season with heart flares in the middle of the premiere, but made a sensational quick comeback and again got success at the World Cup. Kalla went home from Lahti with 2 silver and one bronze and at the same time touched Gunde Svan’s championship record of 17 medals. And there was just a few of them, if you keep your contact with us, you will meet much more about Sports in Sweden.