Sweden at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Sweden at the
2016 Summer Olympics
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IOC code SWE
NOC Swedish Olympic Committee
Website www.sok.se (in Swedish) (in English)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 152 in 22 sports
Flag bearer Therese Alshammar[1] (opening)
Emma Johansson[2] (closing)
Medals
Ranked 29th
Gold
2
Silver
6
Bronze
3
Total
11
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Sweden competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 3 to 20 August 2016. Swedish athletes have competed at every Summer Olympic Games in the modern era, except for the sparsely attended 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis. They extended their medal-winning streak to 47 straight Olympic Games by obtaining a silver in women's road race.

Medalists[edit]

The following Swedish competitors won medals at the games. In the by discipline sections below, medalists' names are bolded.

Competitors[edit]

Archery[edit]

One Swedish archer has qualified for the women's individual recurve at the Olympics by virtue of a top six national finish at the 2016 Archery World Cup meet in Antalya, Turkey.[3]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Christine Bjerendal Women's individual 611 47  Rendón (COL)
W 6–2
 Kang U-j (PRK)
L 2–6
Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

Sixteen Swedish athletes have been selected to compete in the games.[4][5] The SOK selected its athletes with a specific qualifying standard based on the results at the 2012 Summer Olympics, 2013 IAAF World Championships and the 2015 IAAF World Championships to ensure that the athlete can reach a top eight position.[6]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Perseus Karlström 20 km walk DNF
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Kim Amb Javelin throw 80.49 17 Did not advance
Axel Härstedt Discus throw 63.58 7 q 62.12 10
Melker Svärd Jacobsson Pole vault DNS Did not advance
Daniel Ståhl Discus throw 62.26 14 Did not advance
Michel Tornéus Long jump 7.65 26 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Meraf Bahta 1500 m 4:06.82 5 Q 4:06.41 5 Q 4:12.59 6
Charlotta Fougberg 3000 m steeplechase 9:31.16 8 N/A Did not advance
Susanna Kallur 100 m hurdles 13.04 5 Did not advance
Sarah Lahti 10000 m N/A 31:28.43 NR 12
Lovisa Lindh 800 m 2:00.04 2 Q 1:59.41 4 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Angelica Bengtsson Pole vault 4.55 14 Did not advance
Erika Kinsey High jump 1.85 29 Did not advance
Michaela Meijer Pole vault 4.45 17 Did not advance
Khaddi Sagnia Long jump 6.25 27 Did not advance
Sofie Skoog High jump 1.94 7 Q 1.93 =7

Badminton[edit]

Sweden has qualified one badminton player for the men's singles into the Olympic tournament. London 2012 Olympian Henri Hurskainen had claimed his Olympic spot as one of top 34 individual shuttlers in the BWF World Rankings as of 5 May 2016.[7]

Athlete Event Group Stage Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Henri Hurskainen Men's singles  Muñoz (MEX)
W (21–12, 21–11)
 Kidambi (IND)
L (6–21, 18–21)
2 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Sweden has qualified one boxer to compete in the women's middleweight division into the Olympic boxing tournament. 2012 Olympian Anna Laurell Nash had claimed her Olympic spot with a semifinal victory at the 2016 European Qualification Tournament in Samsun, Turkey.[8]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Anna Laurell Nash Women's middleweight  Marshall (GBR)
L 0–3
Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Slalom[edit]

Sweden has received a spare Olympic berth freed up by the Netherlands to send a canoeist competing in the men's K-1 class, as the next highest-ranked eligible individual, not yet qualified, at the 2016 European Canoe Slalom Championships in Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia, signifying the nation's debut in slalom canoeing.[9][10]

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Best Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Isak Öhrström Men's K-1 92.37 10 91.43 11 91.43 13 Q 156.77 15 Did not advance

Sprint[edit]

Sweden has qualified a single boat in men's K-1 200 m for the Games through the 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships.[11] Meanwhile, two additional boats (women's K-1 200 m and women's K-2 500 m) were awarded to the Swedish squad by virtue of a top two national finish at the 2016 European Qualification Regatta in Duisburg, Germany.[12]

On 25 July 2016, one additional boat was awarded to the Swedish squad in the men's K-2 200 m and one in women's K-1 500 m,[13] as a response to the removal of five boats held by the Russians from the International Canoe Federation due to their previous doping bans and their implications in the "disappearing positive methodology" set out in the McClaren Report on Russia's state-sponsored doping.[14] SOK decided to decline the spot in the men's K-2 200 m, but selected Karin Johansson for women's K-1 500 m.[15]

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Petter Menning Men's K-1 200 m 35.264 5 Q 34.995 6 FB 37.104 10
Linnea Stensils Women's K-1 200 m 40.828 2 Q 41.245 2 FA 41.293 7
Karin Johansson Women's K-1 500 m 1:55.049 4 Q 1:59.321 4 FB 1:58.363 14
Karin Johansson
Sofia Paldanius
Women's K-2 500 m 1:46.456 7 Q 1:44.090 4 FB 1:47.207 9

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Swedish riders qualified for the following three quota places in women's Olympic road race by virtue of their top 13 national finish in the 2016 UCI World Ranking (for women).[16]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Emilia Fahlin Women's road race 3:58:03 27
Emma Johansson 3:51:27 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Sara Mustonen Did not finish

Mountain biking[edit]

Swedish mountain bikers qualified for one men's and women's quota place each into the Olympic cross-country race, as a result of the nation's nineteenth-place finish for men and sixteenth for women, respectively, in the UCI Olympic Ranking List of 25 May 2016. With Olympic selection criteria requiring riders to show top eight potential, the SOK had decided to nominate one mountain biker to the Olympic roster instead, which was awarded to Jenny Rissveds in women's cross-country.[17]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Jenny Rissveds Women's cross-country 1:30:16 1st, gold medalist(s)

Equestrian[edit]

Swedish equestrians have qualified a full squad in all three disciplines through the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games, the 2015 European Dressage Championships and the 2015 European Eventing Championships.[18][19] Mads Hendeliowitz (dressage), Linda Algotsson (eventing) and Charlotte Mordasini (jumping) were named as reserves. Reserve Linda Algotsson and her horse Fairnet stepped in to compete when Anna Nilsson's horse Luron got an airway infection.[20]

Dressage[edit]

Swedish dressage team was named on 1 July 2016.[21] Therese Nilshagen was originally selected for the team but her horse Dante Weltino was ill so she was replaced by Mads Hendeliowitz.

Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Special Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Score Rank Technical Artistic Score Rank
Mads Hendeliowitz Jimmie Choo SEQ Individual 71.771 # 29 Q 71.681 # 29 Did not advance
Patrik Kittel Deja 74.586 22 Q 73.866 18 Q 78.286 73.750 76.018 16
Juliette Ramel Buriel 74.943 19 Q 72.045 28 Did not advance
Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén Don Auriello 76.414 11 Q 77.199 7 Q 78.393 84.714 81.535 8
Mads Hendeliowitz
Patrik Kittel
Juliette Ramel
Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén
See above Team 75.319 5 Q 74.370 5 N/A 74.845 5

"#" indicates that the score of this rider does not count in the team competition, since only the best three results of a team are counted.

Eventing[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Linda Algotsson Fairnet Individual 50.90 47 109.60 # 160.50 # 48 4.00 164.50 45 Did not advance 164.50 45
Sara Algotsson Ostholt Reality 45.30 19 61.20 106.60 37 6.00 112.60 36 Did not advance 112.60 36
Frida Andersén Herta 47.90 36 9.20 57.10 12 Withdrew Did not advance
Ludwig Svennerstål Aspe 51.00 # 48 28.40 79.40 26 8.00 87.40 27 Did not advance 87.40 27
Linda Algotsson
Sara Algotsson Ostholt
Frida Andersén
Ludwig Svennerstål
See above Team 144.20 10 98.90 243.10 7 121.40 364.50 11 N/A 364.50 11

"#" indicates that the score of this rider does not count in the team competition, since only the best three results of a team are counted.

Jumping[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round A Round B
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Malin Baryard-Johnsson Cue Channa Individual 8 53 Q 4 12 46 TO 17 # TO Did not advance
Rolf-Göran Bengtsson Unita 16 # 64 TO 4 # TO 1 TO Did not advance
Peder Fredricson All In 0 1 Q 0 0 1 Q 1 1 2 Q 0 1 Q 0 0 2nd, silver medalist(s) 0 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Henrik von Eckermann Yajamila 0 1 Q 4 4 15 Q 8 12 31 Q 4 16 Q 12 16 24 16 24
Malin Baryard-Johnsson
Rolf-Göran Bengtsson
Peder Fredricson
Henrik von Eckermann
See above Team 8 =8 8 N/A 7 Q 10 18 =7 N/A 18 =7

"TO" indicates that the rider only qualified for the team competition. "#" indicates that the score of this rider does not count in the team competition, since only the best three results of a team are counted.

Football[edit]

Summary

Key:

Team Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Sweden men's Men's tournament  Colombia
D 2–2
 Nigeria
L 0–1
 Japan
L 0–1
4 Did not advance 15
Sweden women's Women's tournament  South Africa
W 1–0
 Brazil
L 1–5
 China PR
D 0–0
3  United States
W 4–3P
1–1 a.e.t.
 Brazil
W 4–3P
0–0 a.e.t.
 Germany
L 1–2
2nd, silver medalist(s)

Men's tournament[edit]

Sweden's men's football team qualified for the Olympics by virtue of a top four finish and progressing to the semifinal match of the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in the Czech Republic.[22]

Team roster

The following is the Swedish squad in the men's football tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[23] The team of 18 players was officially named on 15 July.[24] On 23 July, Jordan Larsson left the squad due to refusal of his club to release for the Games.[25]

Head coach: Håkan Ericson

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Andreas Linde (1993-07-24)24 July 1993 (aged 23) 1 0 Norway Molde FK
2 2DF Adam Lundqvist (1994-03-20)20 March 1994 (aged 22) 1 0 Sweden IF Elfsborg
3 2DF Alexander Milošević* (1992-01-30)30 January 1992 (aged 24) 1 0 Germany Hannover 96
4 2DF Joakim Nilsson (1994-02-06)6 February 1994 (aged 22) 1 0 Sweden IF Elfsborg
5 2DF Pa Konate (1994-04-25)25 April 1994 (aged 22) 1 0 Sweden Malmö FF
6 3MF Abdul Khalili* (1992-06-07)7 June 1992 (aged 24) 1 0 Turkey Mersin İdmanyurdu
7 3MF Simon Tibbling (1994-09-07)7 September 1994 (aged 21) 1 0 Netherlands Groningen
8 3MF Alexander Fransson (1994-04-02)2 April 1994 (aged 22) 0 0 Switzerland Basel
9 3MF Robin Quaison (1993-10-09)9 October 1993 (aged 22) 1 0 Italy Palermo
10 3MF Muamer Tanković (1995-02-22)22 February 1995 (aged 21) 1 0 Netherlands AZ
11 3MF Astrit Ajdarević* (captain) (1990-04-17)17 April 1990 (aged 26) 1 0 Sweden Örebro SK
12 4FW Mikael Ishak (1993-03-31)31 March 1993 (aged 23) 0 0 Denmark Randers FC
13 2DF Jacob Une Larsson (1994-04-08)8 April 1994 (aged 22) 1 1 Sweden Djurgårdens IF
14 2DF Sebastian Starke Hedlund (1995-04-05)5 April 1995 (aged 21) 1 0 Sweden Kalmar FF
15 2DF Noah Sonko Sundberg (1996-06-06)6 June 1996 (aged 20) 0 0 Sweden GIF Sundsvall
17 3MF Ken Sema (1993-09-30)30 September 1993 (aged 22) 1 1 Sweden Östersunds FK
18 1GK Tim Erlandsson (1996-12-25)25 December 1996 (aged 19) 0 0 England Nottingham Forest
21 4FW Valmir Berisha (1996-06-06)6 June 1996 (aged 20) 0 0 Unattached

* Over-aged player.

Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Nigeria 3 2 0 1 6 6 0 6 Quarter-finals
2  Colombia 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 5
3  Japan 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4
4  Sweden 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
Source: Rio2016 & FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Sweden  2–2  Colombia
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

Sweden  0–1  Nigeria
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Sadiq Goal 40'

Japan  1–0  Sweden
Yajima Goal 65' Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

Women's tournament[edit]

The Swedish women's football team qualified for the Olympics by winning the gold medal and securing a lone outright berth at the UEFA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in the Netherlands.[29]

Team roster

The following is the Sweden squad in the women's football tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The team of 18 athletes was officially named on 28 June 2016.[30]

Head coach: Pia Sundhage

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Hedvig Lindahl (1983-04-29)29 April 1983 (aged 33) 122 0 England Chelsea
2 2DF Jonna Andersson (1993-01-02)2 January 1993 (aged 23) 4 0 Sweden Linköpings FC
3 2DF Linda Sembrant (1987-05-15)15 May 1987 (aged 29) 69 7 France Montpellier HSC
4 2DF Emma Berglund (1988-12-19)19 December 1988 (aged 27) 44 1 Sweden FC Rosengård
5 2DF Nilla Fischer (1984-08-02)2 August 1984 (aged 32) 144 20 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
6 2DF Magdalena Ericsson (1993-09-08)8 September 1993 (aged 22) 11 1 Sweden Linköpings FC
7 3MF Lisa Dahlkvist (1987-02-06)6 February 1987 (aged 29) 110 11 Sweden KIF Örebro
8 4FW Lotta Schelin (co-captain) (1984-02-27)27 February 1984 (aged 32) 165 84 Sweden FC Rosengård
9 3MF Kosovare Asllani (1989-07-29)29 July 1989 (aged 27) 83 25 England Manchester City
10 4FW Sofia Jakobsson (1990-04-23)23 April 1990 (aged 26) 71 12 France Montpellier HSC
11 4FW Stina Blackstenius (1996-02-05)5 February 1996 (aged 20) 8 1 Sweden Linköpings FC
12 4FW Olivia Schough (1991-03-11)11 March 1991 (aged 25) 36 5 Sweden Eskilstuna United
13 4FW Fridolina Rolfö (1993-11-24)24 November 1993 (aged 22) 9 4 Sweden Linköpings FC
14 3MF Emilia Appelqvist (1990-02-11)11 February 1990 (aged 26) 12 1 Sweden Djurgårdens IF
15 2DF Jessica Samuelsson (1992-01-30)30 January 1992 (aged 24) 32 0 Sweden Linköpings FC
16 3MF Elin Rubensson (1993-05-11)11 May 1993 (aged 23) 31 0 Sweden Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
17 3MF Caroline Seger (co-captain) (1985-03-19)19 March 1985 (aged 31) 151 23 France Olympique Lyon
18 1GK Hilda Carlén (1991-08-13)13 August 1991 (aged 24) 2 0 Sweden Piteå IF
19 4FW Pauline Hammarlund (1994-05-07)7 May 1994 (aged 22) 6 3 Sweden Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
Group stage
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Brazil (H) 3 2 1 0 8 1 +7 7 Quarter-finals
2  China PR 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4
3  Sweden 3 1 1 1 2 5 −3 4
4  South Africa 3 0 1 2 0 3 −3 1
Source: Rio2016 & FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Sweden  1–0  South Africa
Fischer Goal 76' Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

Brazil  5–1  Sweden
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Schelin Goal 89'
Attendance: 43,384[32]
Referee: Lucia Venegas (Mexico)

China PR  0–0  Sweden
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Attendance: 7,648[33]
Referee: Olga Miranda (Paraguay)

Quarterfinal
United States  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Sweden
Morgan Goal 77' Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Blackstenius Goal 61'
Penalties
Morgan Penalty missed
Horan Penalty scored
Lloyd Penalty scored
Brian Penalty scored
Press Penalty missed
3–4 Penalty scored Schelin
Penalty scored Asllani
Penalty missed Sembrant
Penalty scored Seger
Penalty scored Dahlkvist
Attendance: 13,892[34]
Referee: Anna-Marie Keighley (New Zealand)

Semifinal
Brazil  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Sweden
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Penalties
Marta Penalty scored
Cristiane Penalty missed
Andressa Alves Penalty scored
Rafaelle Penalty scored
Andressa Penalty missed
3–4 Penalty scored Schelin
Penalty missed Asllani
Penalty scored Seger
Penalty scored Fischer
Penalty scored Dahlkvist
Attendance: 70,454[35]
Referee: Lucia Venegas (Mexico)

Gold medal match
Sweden  1–2  Germany
Blackstenius Goal 67' Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Marozsán Goal 48'
Sembrant Goal 62' (o.g.)
Attendance: 52,432[36]
Referee: Carol Chenard (Canada)

Golf[edit]

Sweden has entered four golfers (two per gender) into the Olympic tournament. David Lingmerth (world no. 48), Henrik Stenson (world no. 6), Pernilla Lindberg (world no. 90) and Anna Nordqvist (world no. 11) qualified directly among the top 60 eligible players for their respective individual events based on the IGF World Rankings as of 11 July 2016.[37][38][39]

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
Score Score Score Score Score Par Rank
David Lingmerth Men's 69 70 68 71 278 −6 =11
Henrik Stenson 66 68 68 68 270 −14 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Pernilla Lindberg Women's 74 73 69 70 286 +2 =31
Anna Nordqvist 71 70 68 69 278 −6 =11

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Sweden has entered one artistic gymnast into the Olympic competition. Emma Larsson had claimed her Olympic spot in the women's apparatus and all-around events at the Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro.[40]

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
Emma Larsson All-around 14.066 12.766 14.000 13.500 54.332 35 Did not advance

Handball[edit]

Summary

Key:

  • ET: After extra time
  • P – Match decided by penalty-shootout.

Team Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Sweden men's Men's tournament  Germany
L 29–32
 Egypt
L 25–26
 Slovenia
L 24–29
 Poland
L 24–25
 Brazil
W 30–19
6 Did not advance 11
Sweden women's Women's tournament  Argentina
W 31–21
 South Korea
W 31–28
 Russia
L 34–36
 Netherlands
D 29–29
 France
L 25–27
3  Norway
L 20–33
Did not advance 7

Men's tournament[edit]

The Swedish men's handball team qualified for the Olympics by virtue of a top two finish at the second meet of the Olympic Qualification Tournament in Malmö.[41]

Team roster

The final squad of 14 players were presented on 6 July 2016.

The following is the Swedish roster in the men's handball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[42]

Head coaches: Ola Lindgren and Staffan Olsson

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Mattias Andersson (1978-03-29)29 March 1978 (aged 38) 1.85 m 141 0 Germany Flensburg-Handewitt
3 RB Kim Andersson (1982-08-21)21 August 1982 (aged 33) 1.99 m 222 787 Sweden Ystads IF
5 CB Jim Gottfridsson (1992-09-02)2 September 1992 (aged 23) 1.90 m 25 84 Germany Flensburg-Handewitt
9 LW Jerry Tollbring (1995-09-13)13 September 1995 (aged 20) 1.82 m 3 2 Sweden IFK Kristianstad
11 LB Lukas Nilsson (1996-11-16)16 November 1996 (aged 19) 1.92 m 18 53 Germany THW Kiel
13 LB Jonathan Stenbäcken (1988-01-07)7 January 1988 (aged 28) 1.95 m 40 49 Germany TBV Lemgo
18 RB Johan Jakobsson (1987-02-12)12 February 1987 (aged 29) 1.95 m 105 220 Germany Flensburg-Handewitt
19 P Tobias Karlsson (1981-06-04)4 June 1981 (aged 35) 1.96 m 143 79 Germany Flensburg-Handewitt
20 GK Mikael Appelgren (1989-09-06)6 September 1989 (aged 26) 1.91 m 37 0 Germany Rhein-Neckar Löwen
24 LW Fredrik Petersen (1983-08-27)27 August 1983 (aged 32) 1.88 m 150 416 Sweden Malmö
28 LB Philip Stenmalm (1992-04-03)3 April 1992 (aged 24) 1.98 m 23 31 Denmark KIF Kolding København
32 RW Mattias Zachrisson (1990-08-22)22 August 1990 (aged 25) 1.79 m 76 128 Germany Füchse Berlin
35 P Andreas Nilsson (1990-04-12)12 April 1990 (aged 26) 1.97 m 96 224 Hungary Telekom Veszprém
36 P Jesper Nielsen (1989-08-30)30 August 1989 (aged 26) 2.00 m 66 80 Germany Füchse Berlin
Group stage
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany 5 4 0 1 153 141 +12 8[a] Quarter-finals
2  Slovenia 5 4 0 1 137 126 +11 8[a]
3  Brazil (H) 5 2 1 2 141 150 −9 5
4  Poland 5 2 0 3 139 140 −1 4
5  Egypt 5 1 1 3 129 143 −14 3
6  Sweden 5 1 0 4 132 131 +1 2
Source: IHF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Slovenia 25–28 Germany
7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
11:30
Sweden  29–32  Germany Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Hansen, Gjeding (DEN)
Tollbring 8 (15–18) Kühn 7
Suspension 4×Yellow card 1×Red card Report Suspension 3×Yellow card

9 August 2016 (2016-08-09)
19:50
Egypt  26–25  Sweden Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Mousaviyan, Kolahdouzan (IRI)
Sanad 7 (12–13) Petersen 5
Suspension 4×Yellow card Report Suspension 3×Yellow card

11 August 2016 (2016-08-11)
19:50
Slovenia  29–24  Sweden Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Lopéz, Ramírez (ESP)
Janc, Razgor 5 (14–13) Tollbring 6
Suspension 4×Yellow card Report Suspension 4×Yellow card

13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
19:50
Sweden  24–25  Poland Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Stenmalm 8 (13–12) Bielecki 8
Suspension 3×Yellow card Report Suspension 4×Yellow card

15 August 2016 (2016-08-15)
16:40
Sweden  30–19  Brazil Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Santos, Fonseca (POR)
Stenmalm 6 (16–10) Toledo 4
Suspension 4×Yellow card Report Suspension 2×Yellow card

Women's tournament[edit]

Sweden's women's handball team qualified for the Olympics by virtue of a top two finish at the third meet of the Olympic Qualification Tournament in Astrakhan, Russia.[43]

Team roster

The final squad of 14 players were presented on 5 July 2016.

The following is the Swedish roster in the women's handball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[44][45]

On 16 August, Hanna Blomstrand replaced Michaela Ek due to an injury.[46]

Head coach: Henrik Signell

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Johanna Bundsen (1991-06-03) 3 June 1991 (age 27) 1.85 m 35 0 Sweden IK Sävehof
3 P Frida Tegstedt (1987-07-17) 17 July 1987 (age 31) 1.80 m 40 37 France Issy-Paris Hand
6 LB Carin Strömberg (1993-07-10) 10 July 1993 (age 25) 1.83 m 17 16 Denmark Viborg HK
7 P Linn Blohm (1992-05-20) 20 May 1992 (age 26) 1.80 m 52 117 Denmark FC Midtjylland
8 LB Jamina Roberts (1990-05-28) 28 May 1990 (age 28) 1.75 m 102 174 Denmark Team Tvis Holstebro
9 LW Louise Sand (1992-12-27) 27 December 1992 (age 25) 1.64 m 59 120 Sweden IK Sävehof
10 RW Michaela Ek (1988-02-01) 1 February 1988 (age 30) 1.73 m 7 5 Denmark Ringkøbing
12 GK Filippa Idéhn (1990-08-15) 15 August 1990 (age 28) 1.83 m 58 2 Denmark Team Esbjerg
17 CB Linnea Torstenson (1983-03-30) 30 March 1983 (age 35) 1.80 m 169 637 Romania CSM București
20 CB Isabelle Gulldén (1989-06-29) 29 June 1989 (age 29) 1.79 m 154 568 Romania CSM București
22 RB Hanna Blomstrand (1996-08-25) 25 August 1996 (age 21) 1.70 m 3 1 Sweden Lugi HF
24 RW Nathalie Hagman (1991-07-19) 19 July 1991 (age 27) 1.67 m 89 212 Denmark Nykøbing Falster
25 RB Angelica Wallén (1986-04-11) 11 April 1986 (age 32) 1.78 m 72 93 Sweden Skuru IK
27 RB Sabina Jacobsen (1989-03-24) 24 March 1989 (age 29) 1.80 m 82 121 Denmark FC Midtjylland
29 LB Jenny Alm (1989-04-10) 10 April 1989 (age 29) 1.84 m 73 185 Denmark Team Esbjerg
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Russia 5 5 0 0 165 147 +18 10 Quarter-finals
2  France 5 4 0 1 118 93 +25 8
3  Sweden 5 2 1 2 150 141 +9 5
4  Netherlands 5 1 2 2 135 135 0 4
5  South Korea 5 1 1 3 130 136 −6 3
6  Argentina 5 0 0 5 101 147 −46 0
Source: IHF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.
6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
21:50
Sweden  31–21  Argentina Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabaté (CIV)
Hagman 6 (13–9) Mendoza 5
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8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
09:30
South Korea  28–31  Sweden Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Røen, Arntsen (NOR)
Woo 7 (15–16) Hagman 7
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10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
14:40
Russia  36–34  Sweden Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Pinto, Menezes (BRA)
Bobrovnikova, Dmitriyeva 6 (15–18) Gulldén 11
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12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
11:30
Sweden  29–29  Netherlands Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Alpaidze, Berekzina (RUS)
Hagman 14 (16–13) Malestein 5
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14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
11:30
Sweden  25–27  France Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Røen, Arntsen (NOR)
Roberts 8 (13–15) Lacrabère 8
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Quarterfinal
16 August 2016 (2016-08-16)
17:00
Sweden  20–33  Norway Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Gulldén 9 (7–19) Oftedal 6
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Judo[edit]

Sweden has qualified four judokas for each of the following weight classes at the Games. Brothers Robin and Martin Pacek, along with London 2012 Olympian Marcus Nyman, were ranked among the top 22 eligible judokas for men in the IJF World Rankings of 30 May 2016, while Mia Hermansson at women's half-middleweight (63 kg) earned a continental quota spot from the European region, as the highest-ranked Swedish judoka outside of direct qualifying position.[47][48]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Robin Pacek Men's −81 kg Bye  Stevens (USA)
L 000–001
Did not advance
Marcus Nyman Men's −90 kg Bye  Juraev (UZB)
W 101–001
 Yovo (BEN)
W 100–000
 Cheng Xz (CHN)
L 000–100
Did not advance  Iddir (FRA)
W 100–000
 Gwak D-h (KOR)
L 000–100
5
Martin Pacek Men's −100 kg Bye  Cho G-h (KOR)
L 000–000 S
Did not advance
Mia Hermansson Women's −63 kg N/A  Gwend (ITA)
L 000–101
Did not advance

Rowing[edit]

Sweden has qualified one boat in the women's single sculls for the Olympics at the 2015 FISA World Championships in Lac d'Aiguebelette, France.

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Anna Malvina Svennung Women's single sculls 8:48.46 5 R 7:46.35 1 QF 7:38.07 4 SC/D 8:00.41 2 FC 7:32.54 15

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Sailing[edit]

Swedish sailors have qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships, the individual fleet Worlds, and European qualifying regattas.[49][50][51] In December 2015, the Swedish Olympic Committee (SOK) had announced the names of six crews to be selected to the Rio regatta, including 2012 Olympic champion Max Salminen, while Laser sailor Jesper Stålheim joined the fleet four months later in another Olympic selection.[47][52]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Jesper Stålheim Laser 10 23 26 29 10 15 2 3 20 31 EL 137 16
Max Salminen Finn 15 11 13 9 7 4 6 11 7 5 16 90 6
Fredrik Bergström
Anton Dahlberg
470 22 8 2 4 8 27 1 5 8 11 10 106 6
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Josefin Olsson Laser Radial 17 6 8 17 7 4 3 14 20 9 N/A 6 90 6
Lisa Ericson
Hanna Klinga
49erFX 11 6 9 15 3 9 10 2 16 14 9 15 EL 103 11

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race

Shooting[edit]

Swedish shooters have achieved quota places for the following events by virtue of their best finishes at the 2014 and 2015 ISSF World Championships, the 2015 ISSF World Cup series, and European Championships or Games, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by 31 March 2016.[53]

On 14 November 2015, skeet shooters Stefan Nilsson and Marcus Svensson were among the initial batch of Swedish athletes to assure their selection to the Olympic team. Initially, Sweden secured a quota place in the women's 10 m air rifle, but the Swedish Olympic Committee chose to exchange it with the men's double trap instead based on performances throughout the qualifying period. The slot was awarded to London 2012 silver medalist Håkan Dahlby.[54]

Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Håkan Dahlby Men's double trap 121 18 Did not advance
Stefan Nilsson Men's skeet 121 =3 Q 14 (+3) =5 Did not advance
Marcus Svensson 123 OR =1 Q 16 =1 Q 15 2nd, silver medalist(s)

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualify for the next round; q = Qualify for the bronze medal (shotgun)

Swimming[edit]

Swedish swimmers have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[55][56]

A total of eleven Swedish swimmers (two men and nine women) were selected to the Olympic team with Therese Alshammar becoming the first female ever to compete in her sixth straight Games.[57] The swimming roster also featured current world record holder Sarah Sjöström in the women's 100 m butterfly.[47]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Erik Persson 100 m breaststroke 1:01.20 32 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:10.15 NR 12 Q 2:10.12 NR 11 Did not advance
Simon Sjödin 200 m butterfly 1:56.46 NR 13 Q 1:56.71 12 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 1:59.41 10 Q 2:00.81 16 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Therese Alshammar 50 m freestyle 24.73 12 Q 24.72 15 Did not advance
Michelle Coleman 100 m freestyle DNS Did not advance
200 m freestyle 1:56.54 7 Q 1:56.05 5 Q 1:56.27 7
Stina Gardell 200 m individual medley 2:14.41 20 Did not advance
Louise Hansson 100 m butterfly 59.73 31 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:15.66 29 Did not advance
Sophie Hansson 100 m breaststroke 1:08.67 26 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:30.59 26 Did not advance
Jennie Johansson 100 m breaststroke 1:06.84 10 Q 1:07.06 9 Did not advance
Sarah Sjöström 50 m freestyle 24.66 10 Q 24.69 13 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 53.37 3 Q 53.16 4 Q 52.99 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
200 m freestyle 1:56.11 3 Q 1:54.65 1 Q 1:54.08 NR 2nd, silver medalist(s)
100 m butterfly 56.26 1 Q 55.84 OR 1 Q 55.48 WR 1st, gold medalist(s)
Michelle Coleman
Louise Hansson
Ida Lindborg*
Ida Marko Varga
Sarah Sjöström
4 × 100 m freestyle relay 3:36.42 6 Q N/A 3:35.90 5
Michelle Coleman
Louise Hansson
Ida Marko Varga
Sarah Sjöström
4 × 200 m freestyle relay 7:53.43 8 Q N/A 7:50.26 5
Michelle Coleman
Louise Hansson
Jennie Johansson
Sarah Sjöström
4 × 100 m medley relay 3:59.45 9 N/A Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

Sweden has entered three athletes into the table tennis competition at the Games. Pär Gerell and Li Fen secured one of the ten available Olympic berths each in the men's and women's singles, respectively, while Matilda Ekholm rounded out the Olympic lineup by winning the repechage play-off match at the European Qualification Tournament in Halmstad.[58] Kristian Karlsson was automatically selected among the top 22 eligible players to join Gerell in the men's singles based on the ITTF Olympic Rankings.[59]

Mattias Karlsson was awarded the third spot to build the men's team for the Games by virtue of a top 10 national finish outside the continental zones in the ITTF Olympic Rankings.[60] Anton Källberg has been selected as reserve in the men's team event.

Athlete Event Preliminary Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Pär Gerell Men's singles Bye  Calderano (BRA)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Kristian Karlsson Bye  Wang Jn (CGO)
W 4–1
 Samsonov (BLR)
L 2–4
Did not advance
Pär Gerell
Kristian Karlsson
Mattias Karlsson
Men's team N/A  United States (USA)
W 3–0
 South Korea (KOR)
L 1–3
Did not advance
Matilda Ekholm Women's singles Bye  Wu (USA)
W 4–2
 Jeon J-h (KOR)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Li Fen Bye  Balážová (SVK)
W 4–3
 Li Xx (CHN)
L 0–4
Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Sweden entered two athletes into the taekwondo competition at the Olympics. Nikita Glasnović and 2012 Olympian Elin Johansson qualified automatically for in their respective classes by finishing in the top 6 WTF Olympic rankings.[61]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Nikita Glasnović Women's −57 kg  Marton (AUS)
W 4−0
 Mikkonen (FIN)
W 7−4
 Jones (GBR)
L 4−9
Bye  Alizadeh (IRI)
L 1–5
5
Elin Johansson Women's −67 kg  Tursunkulova (UZB)
L 2–2 SUP
Did not advance

Tennis[edit]

Sweden has entered one tennis player into the Olympic tournament. Johanna Larsson (world no. 55) qualified directly for the women's singles as one of the top 56 eligible players in the WTA World Rankings as of 6 June 2016.[62][63]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Johanna Larsson Women's singles  Cornet (FRA)
L 1–6, 6–2, 3–6
Did not advance

Triathlon[edit]

Sweden has entered one triathlete to compete at the Games. London 2012 silver medalist Lisa Nordén was ranked among the top 40 eligible triathletes in the women's event based on the ITU Olympic Qualification List as of 15 May 2016.[64]

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Lisa Nordén Women's 19:17 0:53 1:01:18 0:40 37:55 2:00:03 16

Weightlifting[edit]

Sweden received an unused quota place from IWF to send a female weightlifter to the Olympics, as a response to the vacancy of women's quota places in the individual World Rankings and to the "multiple positive cases" of doping on several nations.[65] This marked Sweden's historic debut in women's weightlifting at the Games.

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Angelica Roos Women's −58 kg 84 13 110 11 194 12

Wrestling[edit]

Sweden has qualified a total of seven wrestlers for each of the following weight classes into the Olympic competition. Three of them finished among the top six to book Olympic spots each in all women's freestyle events (except 48, 63, & 75 kg) at the 2015 World Championships.[66] Meanwhile, four further wrestlers had claimed the remaining Olympic slots to round out the Swedish roster in separate World Qualification Tournaments; two of them at the initial meet in Ulaanbaatar and two more at the final meet in Istanbul.[67]

Key:

  • VT – Victory by Fall.
  • PP – Decision by Points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO – Decision by Points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST – Technical superiority – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.

Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Zakarias Berg −85 kg  Akhlaghi (IRI)
L 0−4 ST
Did not advance 21
Fredrik Schön −98 kg  Dzeinichenka (BLR)
W 3−1 PP
 Kiss (HUN)
W 3−1 PP
 Guri (BUL)
W 4−0 ST
 Lugo (CUB)
L 0−3 PO
Bye  Rezaei (IRI)
L 1−3 PP
5
Johan Eurén −130 kg Bye  Popov (AUS)
W 5−0 VT
 López (CUB)
L 0−3 PO
Did not advance Bye  Nabi (EST)
L 0−3 PO
Did not advance 8
Women's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Sofia Mattsson −53 kg Bye  Adekuoroye (NGR)
W 5−0 VT
 Krawczyk (POL)
W 3−1 PP
 Maroulis (USA)
L 0−5 VT
Bye  Zhong Xc (CHN)
W 5−0 VT
3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Johanna Mattsson −58 kg  Malik (IND)
L 1−3 PP
Did not advance 14
Henna Johansson −63 kg Bye  Hanzlíčková (CZE)
W 4−0 ST
 Mamashuk (BLR)
L 1−3 PP
Did not advance Bye  Larionova (KAZ)
L 0−5 VT
Did not advance 10
Jenny Fransson −69 kg Bye  Store (NOR)
W 3−0 PO
 Focken (GER)
W 3−1 PP
 Dosho (JPN)
L 1−3 PP
Bye  Yeats (CAN)
W 3−1 PP
3rd, bronze medalist(s)

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