Kajsa Bergqvist

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High Jumper
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Date of Birth October 12, 1976
Place of Birth Sweden
Age 44 years old
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Kajsa Bergqvist

Kajsa Margareta Bergqvist is a Swedish former high jumper. She won one bronze medal in the Olympic Games, one gold and two bronze medals in the World Championships in Athletics and one gold and one bronze in the European Championships. Her personal outdoor record of 2.06 m, set in Germany in 2003, is also a Swedish record. Her indoor record of 2.08 m, set at the Hochsprung mit Musik meeting in 2006, is the world indoor record.

Sport: Track and field
Event(s): High jump
Retired: 2007
Personal best(s): High jump (outdoor): 2.06 m, High jump (indoor): 2.08 m (world record), Heptathlon: 4952 points

About Kajsa Bergqvist

Swedish high jumper who set a Swedish outdoor record of 2.06 meters in 2003 and a world indoor record of 2.08 meters in 2006. She is a multiple-time World Champion and won bronze representing Sweden at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

Before Fame

She played a wide variety of sports as a child, including volleyball, soccer and badminton. She attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where she was the NCAA Champion in 1997 and 1999.

Achievement

After retiring from athletics, she began serving as an ambassador for both UNICEF and the IAAF.

Family Life

She was married to Swedish director and actor Mans Herngren from 2007 to 2011. She has an older brother named Anders.

Associations

After 7 years as the reigning Swedish National High Jump Champion, her streak of titles was broken by Carolina Kluft in 2004.

Information related to Kajsa Bergqvist

  • Swedish female high jumpers
  • LGBT sportspeople from Sweden
  • LGBT track and field athletes
  • Olympic bronze medalists for Sweden
  • Olympic athletes of Sweden
  • Bisexual women
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Latest information about Kajsa Bergqvist updated on October 26, 2020.

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