Niklas Arrhenius

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Arrhenius in 2015

Niklas Arrhenius (born September 10, 1982 in Provo, Utah) is a competitor in the discus throw who won the Swedish competition in this event in 2004 and 2006. He was also Sweden's discus competitor at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Arrhenius is of Swedish descent.

Arrhenius is the son of Anders Arrhenius who was a professional shot put competitor in Sweden. Niklas' younger brother, Leif Arrhenius is also a thrower.

Arrhenius was raised in Utah but has dual citizenship. He attended Brigham Young University where he was on the track and field team.

Arrhenius is a Latter-day Saint. He served as an LDS missionary in the Sweden Stockholm Mission.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Sweden
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 2nd Discus throw 59.19 m
2001 European Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 4th Discus throw 53.14 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 21st (q) Discus throw 56.62 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 26th (q) Discus throw 58.76 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 32nd (q) Discus throw 58.22 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 16th (q) Shot put 18.93 m
21st (q) Discus throw 60.25 m
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 14th (q) Shot put 19.21 m
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 28th (q) Discus throw 60.57 m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 22nd (q) Discus throw 59.02 m
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 8th Shot put 19.17 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 24th (q) Discus throw 59.13 m
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland Discus throw NM
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 19th (q) Discus throw 61.63 m
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 24th (q) Discus throw 58.91 m

Personal bests[edit]