Peter Widén

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Peter Widén (born 2 July 1967 in Växjö) is a retired Swedish pole vaulter.

He set a national record of 5.75 metres at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo. The record currently belongs to Oscar Janson with 5.87 metres.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Sweden
1986 World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 1st (q) [2] 5.00 m
1989 European Indoor Championships The Hague, Netherlands 10th 5.40 m
World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 10th 5.40 m
1990 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom NM
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia NM
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 6th 5.60 m
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 5th 5.75 m (NR)
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 5th 5.60 m
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 21st (q) 5.40 m
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 18th (q) 5.30 m
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 11th 5.60 m
1994 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 1st (q) 5.50 m[3]
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 13th (q) 5.40 m
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain NM
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 18th (q) 5.40 m
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 4th 5.70 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 21st (q) 5.45 m
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 20th (q) 5.40 m


  1. ^ Swedish all-time lists, men
  2. ^ No mark in the final.
  3. ^ No mark in the final