Antonio Lindbäck

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Antonio Lindbäck
Antonio lindback.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Sweden Sweden
Date of birth (1985-05-05) 5 May 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nickname Anton, Rio Rocket
Website Official Website
Current club information
Polish league Orzeł Łódź
Swedish league Indianerna and Masarna
Danish league Outrup
Russian league Turbina
Career history
Sweden
Masarna
Vargarna
Piraterna
Indianerna

2001-2007
2008
2009-2010
2011-
Speedway Grand Prix statistics
2009 Number 16
Starts 68
Podiums 10 (2-1-7)
Finalist 13 time
Winner 2 times
Individual honours
European Under-19 Champion
Scandinavian Under-21 Champion
2004
2005
Team honours
Speedway World Cup 2004

Antonio Lindbäck (born 5 May 1985 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)[1] is an international motorcycle speedway rider who was a member of the Swedish team who won the Speedway World Cup in 2004.[2]

Career highlights[edit]

Lindbäck made his international debut in 2004 with firstly a wild card ride in the Speedway Grand Prix series but he made a bigger impression in the Speedway World Cup riding for the Swedish team. He became the European Under-19 Champion in 2004 and Scandinavian Under-21 Champion in 2005.

He made his full SGP debut in 2005 finishing 10th both in that season and the subsequent 2006 championship.

Prior to the final 2007 Speedway Grand Prix round in Gelsenkirchen, it was announced that Lindbäck had decided to retire from speedway. But in 2008, Lindbäck was deciding to return to speedway, starting in the second league in Sweden. He continued his professional career in 2009.

Lindbäck won his first Grand Prix in the 2012 Speedway Grand Prix of Italy in Terenzano.[3][4]

Current clubs[edit]

At the end of the 2007 season Antonio Lindbäck announced that he retired, but made a quick comeback competing for Vargarna in the Swedish second division allsvenskan and he was a major force in bringing the club to the playoff finale. Before the start of the 2009 season he moved to another club called Piraterna.[5] He is also included in the Swedish national team.[6]

Lindbäck was qualified to the 2012 Speedway Grand Prix via the Grand Prix Challenge.

Speedway Grand Prix results[edit]

  permanent speedway rider
  wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve
  rider not classified (track reserve who did not start)

SGP Podium[edit]

  1. Denmark Copenhagen 2005 - 3rd place
  2. Czech Republic Prague 2006 - 3rd place
  3. Latvia Daugavpils 2006 - 2nd place
  4. Sweden Gothenburg 2009 - 3rd place
  5. Sweden Gothenburg 2011 - 3rd place
  6. Italy Terenzano 2011 - 3rd place
  7. Italy Terenzano 2012 - 1st place
  8. United Kingdom Cardiff 2012 - 3rd place
  9. Sweden Målilla 2012 - 3rd place
  10. Poland Toruń 2012 - 1st place

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oakes, P.(2006). Speedway Star Almanac. ISBN 0-9552376-1-0
  2. ^ Banford, Robert (2007-03-01). Tempus Speedway Yearbook 2007. NPI Media Group. ISBN 0-7524-4250-3. 
  3. ^ "Lindback set to quit". Sky Sports. 2007-10-03. Retrieved 2007-10-26. 
  4. ^ "Lindback retires from speedway". Daily Echo. 8 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-03. 
  5. ^ http://svt.se/2.21335/1.1717043/notiser_malmo_byter_tranare?lid=senasteNytt_798130&lpos=rubrik_1717043
  6. ^ Svensktrio vann bronsmatch i Polen

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