Sara Nordenstam

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Sara Nordenstam
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Personal information
Full nameSara Nordenstam
Nationality Norway
Born (1983-02-28) 28 February 1983 (age 36)
Lycksele, Sweden
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
ClubLambertseter SK
College teamSMU Mustangs

Sara Maria Evelina Nordenstam (born 28 February 1983 in Lycksele, Sweden) is a Norwegian swimmer. Nordenstam was born to Swedish parents and lived in Sweden until she was 10, before moving to Oslo. Since 2004 she has been a naturalised citizen of Norway.

Nordenstam set a European record in the heats of the 200 meters breaststroke at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. In the final she took the bronze medal with a new European record of 2:23,02, making her the first Norwegian woman to win an Olympic swimming medal.[1]

Nordenstam has 16 Norwegian championship medals.

Nordenstam studied advertising and marketing in the United States and received a bachelor's degree. Nordenstam is a resident of Lambertseter in Oslo.

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  1. ^ Goll, Svein. "Nordenstam wins Bronze medal". Aftenposten. Archived from the original on 2008-08-21. Retrieved 2008-08-22.

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