Emma Green Tregaro
Green during Doha 2010 World Indoor Championships
8 December 1984 |
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||62 kg (137 lb; 9 st 11 lb)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|Coached by||Yannick Tregaro|
|Updated on 22 April 2012.|
Emma Anna-Maria Green Tregaro (born 8 December 1984) is a Swedish high jumper. She won a bronze medal in the event at the 2005 IAAF World Championships. She represented Sweden at the 2008 Summer Olympics. She finished 2nd at the 2010 European Athletics Championships with a new personal best of 2.01 m.
Emma Green was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, where she lived with mother Maria, father Lennart, and younger brother Erik. She finished gymnasium in 2003, then with a goal for 2006 to participate in the 2006 European Athletics Championships.
She won the bronze medal in the 2005 World Championships in Athletics, where she got the result 1.96 metres — a new personal best.
On July 1, 2010, Emma Green improved her personal best to 1.98 m when she won at the Sollentuna GP, beating her previous best which had lasted almost five years. Only one month later on August 1, 2010, at the 2010 European Championships in Barcelona, she improved her personal best twice over within 5 minutes; first she jumped 1.99 and then just minutes later she jumped 2.01. This was her first time over the two-metre mark and was worth a European silver medal medal behind Blanka Vlašić – her first continental medal. She won the Folksam Grand Prix in Gothenburg later that month, jumping 1.95 m.
Her coach and husband (since March 2011) is Yannick Tregaro, who was also the coach of high jumper Kajsa Bergqvist and triple jumper Christian Olsson. Furthermore, she is the cousin of rock musician Nicke Green.
She is a supporter of LGBT rights and painted her nails in rainbow colors during the 2013 World Championships in Moscow as an act of defiance against Russia's recent ban on "gay propaganda". Yelena Isinbayeva condemned Tregaro's action at a press conference, but later clarified her views. The Swedish Olympic Committee subsequently cautioned their athletes against engaging in the same type of manifestation as Tregaro's at the upcoming Winter Olympics 2014.
- High jump
- Indoor – 1.98 m
- Outdoor – 2.01 m (2010)
- Long jump
- Outdoor – 6.41 m
- Triple jump
- Outdoor 13.16 m
- 100 meters
- Outdoor 11.58 seconds
- 200 meters
- Outdoor 23.02 seconds
- 4 x 100 m
- Outdoor 44.53 seconds
- Lennart, Julin A. "Green defeats Lowe in Sollentuna". IAAF. Retrieved 2 July 2010.[dead link]
- Lennart, Julin A. "Green pleases home crowd in Gothenburg". IAAF. Retrieved 13 September 2010.[dead link]
- Шкель, Тамара (13 June 2013). "Закон под "браво!". Rossiyskaya Gazeta (in Russian). Archived from the original on 20 August 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2013. "(translation) .. It is now possible to impose a fine of 50 to 100 thousand rubles for gay propaganda on the Internet."
- "Rainbow nail varnish could get Swedish athlete imprisoned". Channel 4 News. 15 August 2013. Archived from the original on 20 August 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2013. "Self-expression or gay propaganda? How a Swedish athlete at the Moscow World Championships could be imprisoned for her nail varnish."
- Luhn, Alec (15 August 2013). "Isinbayeva says Green Tregaro's gesture was disrespectful to Russia". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 21 August 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
- "Olympics: Isinbayeva says 'misunderstood' over anti-gay remarks". GlobalPost. Agence France-Presse. 16 August 2013. Archived from the original on 20 August 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2013. "Russian pole vault legend Yelena Isinbayeva attempted Friday to play down the furore provoked by her anti-gay remarks, saying she was "misunderstood" and opposed to discrimination against homosexuals."
- "Swedish Athletes Warned Ahead of Sochi Games". The Wall Street Journal. WSJ Wire Services. Archived from the original on 27 August 2013. "The Swedish Olympic committee has cautioned Swedish athletes not to engage in the type of political manifestations carried out by Swedish high jumper Emma Green Tregaro at the track and field world championships in Moscow this month."
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Emma Green Tregaro.|
- Official website
- Emma Green Tregaro profile at IAAF
- "EAA – Emma Green's biography". Retrieved August 11, 2005.
- www.friidrott.se Results DB
- Emma Green Pictures
|Women's Swedish National Champion