Staffan Strand

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Staffan Strand
Personal information
Born18 April 1976

Staffan Bo Strand (born 18 April 1976 in Upplands Väsby) is a Swedish former high jumper. He currently[when?] lives in Norrmalm in Stockholm with his wife since 2004 Tiffany.


His personal best jump is 2.32 metres, achieved in July 2000 in Nice and in September 2000 at the Olympic Games in Sydney. He has an indoor personal best of 2.35 metres, achieved in June 2002 in Stockholm. [1]

Staffan was a 6-time Big Ten champion and 5-time All-American in his three years of competition for the University of Minnesota. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering with High Distinction and a Master of Science in Computer Engineering. Upon completing the master's degree, he started work on a PhD doing advanced research in Storage and Data Management.

In July 2008, Staffan Strand decided to retire from elite sports because his ankle could not cope with the hard training.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Sweden
1995 European Junior Championships Nyíregyháza, Hungary 5th 2.17 m
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 9th 2.20 m
1997 European U23 Championships Turku, Finland 1st 2.28 m
World Championships Athens, Greece 15th (q) 2.23 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 8th 2.27 m
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 5th 2.25 m
Universiade Palma de Mallorca, Spain NM
World Championships Seville, Spain 5th 2.29 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 6th 2.32 m
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 3rd 2.29 m
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 6th 2.25 m
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 1st 2.34 m
European Championships Munich, Germany 3rd 2.27 m
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 7th 2.25 m
World Championships Paris, France 22nd (q) 2.20 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 18th (q) 2.25 m


Year Height
1984 1.10m
1985 1.25m (1.26m i)
1986 1.33m (1.35m i)
1987 1.40m (1.45m i)
1988 1.52m (1.60m i)
1989 1.63m (1.65m i)
1990 1.71m
1991 1.71m
1992 1.80m
1993 1.88m (1.91m i)
1994 2.11m
1995 2.22m
1996 2.27m
1997 2.28m
1998 2.31m
1999 2.30m
2000 2.32m
2001 2.31m (2.34m i)
2002 2.30m (2.35m i)
2003 2.26m (2.32m i)
2004 2.30m
2005 Injured (stress fracture ankle)
2006 2.25m
2007 2.15m


  1. ^ "Sluthoppat för Staffan Strand". SVT Sport (in Swedish). 4 July 2008. Retrieved 4 July 2008.

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