Martin Eriksson

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Veronica Eriksson, born Martin Eriksson (15 June 1971) is a retired Swedish pole vaulter. She was born in Stockholm.

Her personal best jump was 5.80 metres, achieved in March 2000 in Pietersburg. This places her fourth on the Swedish all-time list, behind Armand Duplantis, Oscar Janson and Patrik Kristiansson and equal to Alhaji Jeng.[1]

In February 2020, Eriksson told about her undergone hormone treatment, facial surgery, legal gender reassignment and name change to Veronica.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Sweden
1989 European Junior Championships Varaždin, Yugoslavia 14th 4.70 m
1990 World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 8th (q) 5.10 m[2]
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 5th 5.70 m
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 10th 5.55 m
World Championships Athens, Greece 9th 5.50 m
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 23rd (q) 5.40 m
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 17th (q) 5.30 m
1999 Universiade Palma de Mallorca, Spain 4th 5.40 m
World Championships Seville, Spain 14th (q) 5.55 m
2000 European Indoor Championships Ghent, Belgium 2nd 5.70 m
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 22nd (q) 5.55 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 12th 5.50 m
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 9th (q) 5.55 m


  1. ^ Swedish all-time lists, men Archived 2007-06-30 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ No mark in the final