|Full name||Sara Nordenstam|
28 February 1983 |
|College team||SMU Mustangs|
Sara Maria Evelina Nordenstam (born 28 February 1983 in Lycksele, Sweden) is a Norwegian swimmer. Nordenstam was born to Swedish parents and lived in Sweden until she was 10, before moving to Oslo. Since 2004 she has been a naturalised citizen of Norway.
Nordenstam set a European record in the heats of the 200 meters breaststroke at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. In the final she took the bronze medal with a new European record of 2:23,02, making her the first Norwegian woman to win an Olympic swimming medal.
Nordenstam has 16 Norwegian championship medals.
Nordenstam studied advertising and marketing in the United States and received a Bachelor degree. Nordenstam is a resident of Lambertseter in Oslo.
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