|Full name||Carl Linus Thörnblad|
6 March 1985 |
Lund, Skåne County
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||76 kg (168 lb)|
|Coached by||Yannick Tregaro|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||2.34 m
2.38 m (indoors)
Linus Thörnblad (born 6 March 1985) is a Swedish former track and field athlete competing in high jump. He won the bronze medal at the 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships and a silver medal at the 2007 European Athletics Indoor Championships. He represented Sweden at the Summer Olympics in 2004 and 2008 and finished fourth at the 2010 European Athletics Championships. He has a personal best of 2.38 metres set indoors.
Thörnblad started high jumping at age 16 jumping 2.06 m his first year. Two years later he jumped 2.30 m.
He decided to retire from competition in 2012 at the age of 27 due to trouble with injuries and clinical depression.
|2002||World Junior Championships||Kingston, Jamaica||17th||2.15 m|
|2004||World Junior Championships||Grosseto, Italy||4th||2.21 m|
|Olympic Games||Athens, Greece||24th||2.20 m|
|2005||European Indoor Championships||Madrid, Spain||20th||2.18 m|
|European U23 Championships||Erfurt, Germany||10th||2.21 m|
|2006||World Indoor Championships||Moscow, Russia||3rd||2.33 m|
|European Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||4th||2.34 m|
|World Athletics Final||Stuttgart, Germany||1st||2.33 m|
|2007||European Indoor Championships||Birmingham, UK||2nd||2.32 m|
|European U23 Championships||Debrecen, Hungary||1st||2.24 m|
|World Championships||Osaka, Japan||15th||2.16 m|
|World Athletics Final||Stuttgart, Germany||3rd||2.27 m|
|2008||Olympic Games||Beijing, China||26th||2.20 m|
|2009||European Indoor Championships||Torino, Italy||20th||2.17 m|
|World Championships||Berlin, Germany||5th||2.23 m|
|2010||European Championships||Barcelona, Spain||4th||2.29 m|
- World and European indoor medallist Linus Thörnblad retires. European Athletics (2012-04-08). Retrieved on 2012-04-22.
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