Monica Gunnarsson

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Monica Gunnarsson (born 22 April 1965) is a Swedish female former racewalking athlete. She was a seven-time participant at the IAAF World Race Walking Cup, racing at every edition from 1983 to 1995. Her best finish at the competition was 14th, achieved in 1991. She also represented her country at the 1987 World Championships in Athletics,[1] where she was sixth overall, and was eighth at the European Athletics Championships in 1986 and 1990. She was a bronze medallist at the 1987 European Athletics Indoor Championships.[2]

Gunnarsson won four times in the Swedish 10 km race walk championships and three time at the Swedish Athletics Championships over 5000 metres race walk.[3] She won four national titles in the 3000 metres race walk at the Swedish Indoor Championships.[4] At regional level at the Nordic Race Walking Championships, she was the junior 5 km champion in 1983 and went on to win minor medals as a senior in 1985 and 1987.[5]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1983 World Race Walking Cup Bergen, Norway 32nd 10 km walk 50:32
Nordic Race Walking Championships Copenhagen, Denmark 1st Junior 5 km 24:14
1985 World Race Walking Cup St. John's, Isle of Man 15th 10 km walk 48:20
Nordic Race Walking Championships Pori, Finland 2nd 5000 m walk 22:57.5
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 8th 10 km walk 47.24
1987 European Indoor Championships Liévin, France 3rd 3000 m walk 13:06.46
Nordic Race Walking Championships Gimo, Sweden 3rd 5 km walk 22:44
World Race Walking Cup New York City, United States 18th 10 km walk 46:38
World Championships Rome, Italy 6th 10 km walk 45:09
1989 European Indoor Championships The Hague, Netherlands 8th 3000 m walk 12:54.52
World Race Walking Cup Barcelona, Spain 13th 10 km walk 45:59
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 8th 10 km walk 45.48
1991 World Race Walking Cup San Jose, United States 14th 10 km walk 46:08
1993 World Race Walking Cup Monterrey, Mexico 10 km walk DNF
1995 World Race Walking Cup Beijing, China 73rd 10 km walk 49:38

National titles[edit]

  • Swedish Athletics Championships
    • 5000 m walk: 1988, 1989, 1990
    • 10 km walk: 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993
  • Swedish Indoor Championships
    • 3000 m walk: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1994

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Monica Gunnarsson. IAAF. Retrieved 2018-02-18.
  2. ^ European Indoor Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2018-02-18.
  3. ^ Swedish Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2018-02-18.
  4. ^ Swedish Indoor Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2018-02-18.
  5. ^ Nordic Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2018-02-18.

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