Explanations and Abbreviations

The database includes all Swedish medals in athletics in official international championships – Olympic Games, World Championships and European Championships for seniors, juniors and youth.
The database has 13 searchable fields and it’s possible to combine all of them. In the text fields (First Name, Last Name, Result and Club) it’s enough to type only a part of the name/club to search for it.

One line in the database includes from left to right:

Gender (Men or Women), Condition (outdoor or indoor), Class (senior, Under 23 (U23), Junior U20 and Youth U18), Medal (Gold, Silver and Bronze), First Name, Last Name, Event, Championships, Year, Venue, Country, Result and Club.
Each field is organized in alphabetical order after Last Name.


– The 1906 ”Extra” Olympic Games i Athina is included in the database. Sweden took 11 medals in Athina (2 golds, 4 silver and 5 bronze).
– The event Tug-of-War (”dragkamp” in Swedish) was a part of the athletics programme in Olympic Games 1900–1920 and Sweden took gold in 1900 (a Swedish/Danish team!), bronze in 1906 and gold again in 1912. However, these three medals are not included in this database. An event which is included is the antique pentathlon (1906). It include the events Standing Long Jump, Greek-Style Discus, Javelin, 192 m running and Greco-Roman Wrestling.
– Sweden has not taken any medals in World Half Marathon Championships and World Cross Country Championships (only one gold in the World Junior Cross Country Championships).
– Veteran Championships and the European Youth Olympic Festival (U18) are not included in this database.


– Olympic Games for men was first held in 1896 and for women in 1928.
– World Championships was first held in 1983 (men and women) with the exception of race walking 50 km men (1976) and 3000 m running/400 m hurdles for women (1980).
– The European Championships for men was first held in 1934 and in 1938 for women.
– The first official World Indoor Championships was held in 1987. In 1985 a unofficial ”World Indoor Games” was held in Paris, France, in which Sweden took a 1st (Patrik Sjöberg, HJ) and a 2nd place (Susanne Lorentzon, HJ).
– The first official European Indoor Championships was held in 1970, and a unofficial ”European Indoor Games” in 1966 (Dortmund, FRG), 1967 (Praha, TCH), 1968 (Madrid, ESP) and 1969 (Beograd, YUG). Swedens top three placings in those games were: 1966 3rd place: Ulf Högberg (1500 m) and Kjell-Åke Nilsson (HJ). 1967 3rd place: Karin Wallgren (50 and 400 m). 1968: 3rd place: Kenneth Lundmark (HJ).

– World Junior Championships (U20) was first held in 1986. The World Junior Cross Country Championships for men was first held in 1973 and for women in 1989.
– The European Junior Championships (U20) was first held in 1964 but did not get official status until 1970. In 1964 (Warszawa, POL), Sweden took four 1st places: Anders Gärderud (1500 m SC), John Eric Blomqvist (PV), Åke Nilsson (JT) and Gunilla Olausson (600 m); one 2nd places: Bo Jonsson (HJ) and a 3rd place: Ulf Högberg (1500 m).
In 1966 Sweden took one 1st place: Bo Jonsson (HJ), one 2nd place: Britt Johansson (pen) and one 3rd place: Jan-Olof Nilsson (3000 m).
– The European Cross Country Championships was first held in 1994 and European Junior Cross Country Championships in 1997.
– The European Under 23 Championships was first held in 1997.
– The World Youth Championships (under 18) was first held in 1999 and the last one in 2017. Sweden participated 2001-2015 (but only two athletes in 2001 and 2003 and no participation in 2017).
– The Youth Olympic Games (Under 18) was first held in 2010 (Sweden did not participate in 2014 and 2018).
– The inaugural European Youth Championships (Under 18) was held in 2016.
– The IAU World Championships in 100 km running is a yearly championships which sometimes also include the IAU European Championships. It’s organized by IAU – International Association of Ultrarunners – and was introduced in 2009 and is under IAAF patronage since 2010. Therefor only medallists from 2010 are included.
– The IAU World Championships in 24 hour running championships sometimes also include the IAU European Championships.


Venues are named in their original name. Ex.: München, not Munich.


Gender: M=Men, W=Women.
Class: O = Outdoor, I = Indoor, U23 = Under 23, U20=Under 20, U18=Under 18.
Medals: G = Gold, S = Silver, B = Bronze, ”=” means tied.
Events: XC = Cross Country
SC = Steeplechase
m = metres (track)
km = kilometres (road or cross country)
5 miles = 8046,72 metres
Marathon = 42.195 m
H = Hurdles
HJ = High Jump
PV = Pole Vault
LJ = Long Jump
TJ = Triple Jump
SP = Shot Put
DT = Discus Throw
HT = Hammer Throw
JT = Javelin Throw
56 lb (weight) = 25.424 kg
Pen = Pentathlon
Hep = Heptathlon
Oct = Octathlon
Dec = Decathlon
b. hands = both hands
After ”Results:” w=wind over 2.0 metres per second, i=indoor.


OG = Olympic Games
WCh = World Championships
ECh = European Championships
WI = World Indoor Championships
EI = European Indoor Championships
WJ = World Junior Championships (U20)
EJ = European Junior Championships (U20)
EU23 = European Under 23 Championships
YOG = Youth Olympic Games (U18)
WYC = World Youth Championships (U18)
EYC = European Youth Championships (U18)


AUS Australia
AUT Austria
BEL Belgium
BUL Bulgaria
CAN Canada
CHI Chile
COL Colombia
CZE Czech Republic
ESP Spain
EST Estonia
FIN Finland
FRA France
FRG West Germany
GBR Great Britain and Northern Ireland
GDR East Germany
GEO Georgien
GER Germany
GIB Gibraltar
GRE Greece
HUN Hungary
ITA Italy
JAM Jamaica
JPN Japan
KOR South Korea
LAT Latvia
LTU Lithuania
NED Netherlands
NOR Norway
POL Poland
POR Portugal
QAT Qatar
ROU Romania
RUS Russia
SRB Serbia
SIN Singapore
SLO Slovenia
SWE Sweden
SUI Switzerland
TCH Czechoslovakia
UKR Ukraine
URS Soviet Union
USA United States
YUG Yugoslavia