Leif Arrhenius

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Leif Arrhenius (born 15 July 1986 in Provo, Utah)[1] is a professional Swedish athlete competing in the shot put and discus throw.[2] He represented his country at two World and three European Championships. In addition, he is the 2011 US Collegiate Indoor Champion.

Born in Utah, Arrhenius has dual Swedish and American citizenship. He is the son of Anders Arrhenius, who was a professional shot put competitor in Sweden. His older brother, Niklas, is also a shot putter and discus thrower.[1]

Arrhenius represented Brigham Young University from 2005 and 2008-2011. He was a seven-time All-American while competing for Brigham Young University. He was 2011 NCAA indoor champion in the shot put. [3]

Arrhenius now works for Centennial Middle School in Provo, Utah as the Boys' P.E. Coach.[4][5]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Sweden
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 22nd (q) Discus throw 61.33m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 13th (q) Shot put 19.33m
17th (q) Discus throw 60.49m
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 10th (q) Shot put 19.61m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 14th (q) Shot put 19.53m
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 17th (q) Shot put 19.54m
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 19th (q) Shot put 19.07m
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 23rd (q) Shot put 18.64m

Personal bests[edit]




  1. ^ a b Prague 2015 bios
  2. ^ Leif Arrhenius at IAAF
  3. ^ "Leif ARRHENIUS". www.iaaf.org. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  4. ^ "Centennial Middle School". centennial.provo.edu. Retrieved 2018-10-12.
  5. ^ "Leif Arrhenius - my.uen Utah Education Network". my.uen.org. Retrieved 2018-10-13.