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 are 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.
- The Youth Olympic Games (Under 18) was first held in 2010 (Sweden did not participate 2014).
- The IAU World Championships in 100 km running (arranged annually and also include the European Championships at 100 km) was introduced in 2009 and is under IAAF patronage since 2010. Therefor only medallists from 2010 are included. That is Jonas Buud who took WCh silver and ECh silver in 2010 and ECh bronze in 2011.

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
WYC = World Youth Championships

AUS Australia
AUT Austria
BEL Belgium
BUL Bulgaria
CAN Canada
CHI Chile
CZE Czech Republic
ESP Spain
EST Estonia
FIN Finland
FRA France
FRG West Germany
GBR Great Britain and Northern Ireland
GDR East Germany
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
ROU Romania
RUS Russia
SRB Serbia
SIN Singapore
SLO Slovenia
SWE Sweden
SUI Switzerland
TCH Czechoslovakia
URS Soviet Union
USA United States
YUG Yugoslavia

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