Emma Green Tregaro

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Emma Green Tregaro
Emma Green Doha 2010.jpg
Green during Doha 2010 World Indoor Championships
Personal information
Nationality  Swedish
Born (1984-12-08) 8 December 1984 (age 29)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb; 9 st 11 lb)
Sport
Sport Track and field
Event(s) High jump
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.

Biography[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2]

Apart from being a world class high-jumper she has been a Swedish champion at the 100 m, 200m and long jump and is also a top national level triple jumper.

She won a bronze medal in high jump at the 2012 European Athletics Championships in Helsinki on 28 June.

Personal life[edit]

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.

LGBT rights[edit]

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".[3][4] Yelena Isinbayeva condemned Tregaro's action at a press conference, but later clarified her views.[5][6] 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.[7]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Sweden
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 9th
2003 European Junior Championships Tampere, Finland 3rd
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 8th
European U23 Championships Erfurt, Germany 2nd
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd 1.96 m
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 14th (q) 1.90 m
European Cup Malaga, Spain 5th 200 metres
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 11th High jump
5th 4 x 100 m relay
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 9th (q) 1.87 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 7th 1.94 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 8th
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 13th (q) 1.86 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China 9th 1.96 m
2009 European Team Championships Leiria, Portugal 5th
World Championships Berlin, Germany 7th 1.96 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 5th 1.94 m
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 2nd 2.01 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 11th 1.89 m
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 9th (q) 1.92 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 8th 1.93 m
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd 1.92 m
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 3rd 1.96 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 5th 1.97 m

Personal bests[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lennart, Julin A. "Green defeats Lowe in Sollentuna". IAAF. Retrieved 2 July 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ Lennart, Julin A. "Green pleases home crowd in Gothenburg". IAAF. Retrieved 13 September 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ 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." 
  4. ^ "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." 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ "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." 
  7. ^ "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." 

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Achievements
Preceded by
Sweden Carolina Klüft
Women's Swedish National Champion
2005
Succeeded by
Sweden Kajsa Bergqvist