Karolina Kluft

Karolina Kluft

Famous Swedish track and field athlete (heptathlon, pentathlon, long jump, triple jump, high jump). Olympic champion 2004.
Date of Birth: 02.02.1983
Country: Sweden

Content:
  1. Biography of Carolina Klüft
  2. Olympic Champion and World Champion
  3. European Record Holder
  4. A Versatile Athlete
  5. Award-Winning Athlete

Biography of Carolina Klüft

Carolina Evelyn Klüft was born on February 2, 1983, in Sandhult, Sweden. She is a renowned Swedish athlete known for her achievements in heptathlon, pentathlon, long jump, triple jump, and high jump.

Olympic Champion and World Champion

Carolina Klüft became an Olympic champion in 2004, winning the gold medal in the heptathlon event. She also holds the title of three-time world champion, having won the championships in 2003, 2005, and 2007. Additionally, she is a two-time European champion in heptathlon.

European Record Holder

In 2007, Klüft broke the European record in heptathlon, surpassing the record held by Soviet athlete Larisa Turchinskaya since the summer of 1989. She is considered one of the best track and field athletes in the world and has continuously held the top position in the heptathlon rankings by IAAF since September 16, 2002.

A Versatile Athlete

Apart from her main disciplines, Klüft is also a member of the Swedish relay team in the 4x100m event. She was part of the team that set the current national record in this event. Klüft has achieved remarkable records in various events, including a European record of 7032 points in heptathlon (second only to the world record set by American legend Jackie Joyner-Kersee with 7291 points). She also holds the Swedish records in triple jump with a distance of 14.29m and in long jump (indoor) with a distance of 6.92m. In pentathlon, Klüft has a record of 4948 points.

Award-Winning Athlete

Carolina Klüft has been the five-time recipient of the best season results in heptathlon worldwide, achieving this honor in 2002-2004 and 2006-2007. She is the only athlete to have been named the best female athlete in Europe twice, receiving the title in 2003 and 2006.

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