Linus Thörnblad

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Linus Thörnblad
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Linus Thörnblad
Personal information
Full name Carl Linus Thörnblad
Nationality Swedish
Born (1985-03-06) 6 March 1985 (age 32)
Lund, Skåne County
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Event(s) High jump
Club Malmö AI
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.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Sweden
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


  1. ^ World and European indoor medallist Linus Thörnblad retires. European Athletics (2012-04-08). Retrieved on 2012-04-22.

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