Martin Lidberg

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Martin Lidberg (born 1 February 1973, in Farsta in the south of Stockholm) is a highly decorated Swedish wrestler. He is a world champion, two-time European champion as well as 19-time Swedish champion. He has competed in the olympics three times (last time in Athens). In 2007 he won Let's Dance 2007 in Sweden together with his dancing partner Cecilia Ehrling, defeating Tobbe Blom, host of Idol 2005. Lidberg and Ehrling represented Sweden in the Eurovision Dance Contest 2007, where they placed 14th.

Lidberg defeated MMA fighter Dan Henderson at the 1996 olympics.

In the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, he failed to qualify for the Wrestling semi-finals when he was beaten by Russian wrestler Gogi Koguashvili. He decided to retire from wrestling after the 2004 Olympics were over.

Accomplishments[edit]

Greco-Roman Wrestling[edit]

  • 2004 Gold medal (96 kg) - European championships
  • 2003 Gold medal (96 kg) - World championships
  • 2000 Gold medal (85 kg) - European championships
  • 2000 Sixth place - the Olympics
  • 1999 Fifth place - World championships
  • 1999 Silver medal - European championships
  • 1998 Bronze medal - European championships
  • 1998 Bronze medal - World championships
  • 1997 Fourth place - World championships
  • 1996 Sixth place - the Olympics

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Preceded by
Måns Zelmerlöw & Maria Karlsson
Let's Dance winner
Season 2 (2007 with Cecilia Erling)
Succeeded by
Tina Nordström & Tobias Karlsson