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Anna Söderberg (born 11 June 1973 in Knista) is a female discus thrower from Sweden. Her personal best throw of 64.54 metres, achieved in July 1999 in Aremark, is the Swedish record for the event. She has represented her country at the Olympic Games on three occasions – in 2000, 2004 and 2008. She has also competed at the World Championships in Athletics, taking part in every edition from 1997–2009 with the sole exception of the 2001 World Championships.

At European level, she has taken part in the quadrennial European Athletics Championships three times; her best performance at the competition is eleventh place, which she achieved in both 2006 and 2010. Söderberg has been ever-present on the national scene and won every discus contest at the Swedish Athletics Championships from 1993 to 2010 – an unrivalled streak of eighteen straight victories.[1] She has a similar pedigree at the Finland-Sweden athletics international and she won her 17th discus title at the competition in 2010.[2] She opted to have shoulder surgery at the end of the year in order to resolve an ongoing complaint.[1]

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   Sweden
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 13th (q) 48.68 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 11th 58.22 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 9th (qualifiers) 59.65 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 24th 56.11 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 15th 55.55 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 8th 61.61 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 35th 55.49 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 11th 57.41 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 11th 59.60 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 3rd 61.50 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 10th (qualifiers) 58.65 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 7th 57.54 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 31st 55.28 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 5th 57.40 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 14th (qualifiers) 57.92 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 11th 55.60 m

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Julin, Lennart (2010-08-24). Triple distance success for Mohamed at Swedish championships. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-08-24.
  2. ^ Sonninen, Antti-Pekka (2010-08-28). Two day crowd of over 54,000 watch Finland dominate 3 out of 4 matches against Sweden in Helsinki. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-08-29.

External linksEdit

  • Anna Söderberg at IAAF
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Anna Söderberg". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.