Mattsson in 2010
|Full name||Sofia Magdalena Mattsson|
11 November 1989 |
|Coached by||Fariborz Besarati|
Born in Gällivare, she is one of the highest-ranking female wrestlers in Europe. She wrestles in the 48 kilo division for the Gällivare SK Wrestling club, coached by Håkan Johansson and Kalle Taivalsaari. From 2001 onwards, she has won eleven Swedish National Championships (six at cadet level, two at junior level and three at senior level).
In 2007 she competed at the European Championship in Sofia, her first ever international championship at senior level. Despite her young age and little experience, she won her first match; however, in the following match she was defeated by the Russian wrestler Larisa Oorzhak (who went on to win the gold medal). After the repechage, Mattsson defeated her other two opponents and won the bronze medal.
In April 2008 the young Swedish wrestler won a silver medal at her second ever European Championship at senior level.
In September 2009, Mattsson won the Senior World Championship in 51 kg.
In 2014, Mattsson competed on the Swedish version of the television show Fort Boyard.
- 2008 – 1st at the Swedish National Championship
- 2007 – 1st at the Junior Swedish National Championship
- 2007 – 1st at the Swedish National Championship
- 2006 – 1st at the Swedish National Championship
- 2006 – 1st at the Junior Swedish National Championship
- 2006 – 1st at the Cadet Swedish National Championship
- 2005 – 1st at the Cadet Swedish National Championship
- 2004 – 1st at the Cadet Swedish National Championship
- 2003 – 1st at the Cadet Swedish National Championship
- 2002 – 1st at the Cadet Swedish National Championship
- 2001 – 1st at the Cadet Swedish National Championship
|2007||European Championships||Sofia, Bulgaria||3rd||48 kg|
|World Championships||Baku, Azerbaijan||8th||48 kg|
|2008||European Championships||Tampere, Finland||2nd||51 kg|
|Olympic Games||Beijing, Republic of China||12th||48 kg|
|2009||European Championships||Vilnius, Lithuania||10th||51 kg|
|World Championships||Herning, Denmark||1st||51 kg|
|2010||European Championships||Baku, Azerbaijan||1st||51 kg|
|World Championships||Moscow, Russia||3rd||51 kg|
|2011||World Championships||Istanbul, Turkey||2nd||59 kg|
|2012||European Championships||Belgrade, Serbia||2nd||55 kg|
|Olympic Games||London, Great Britain||7th||55 kg|
|2013||European Championships||Tbilisi, Georgia||1st||55 kg|
|2014||European Championships||Vantaa, Finland||1st||55 kg|
|2015||2015 World Wrestling Championships||Las Vegas, United States||2nd||53 kg|
|2016||Olympic Games||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||3rd||53 kg|
Junior and cadet
- 2007 – 1st at the Junior World Championship in Beijing, China
- 2006 – 1st at the Junior World Championship in Guatemala
- 2006 – 1st at the Cadet European Championship in Turkey
- 2005 – 1st at the Cadet European Championship in Albania
- 2004 – 1st at the Cadet European Championship in Bulgaria
- At the European Championship in Sofia, the organisers of the event awarded her with the title "Miss Europe", a prize reserved for the prettiest wrestler at the tournament. However, she refused to accept the prize and commented: "This is not part of the sport. We are here to excel and win at wrestling. There are some people who compete in that other thing too but we don't do that here".