Emma Green (athlete)

Emma Anna-Maria Green, also known as Emma Green Tregaro (born 8 December 1984) is a retired Swedish high jumper. She won a bronze medal in the event at the 2005 IAAF World Championships. She represented Sweden at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. She finished 2nd at the 2010 European Athletics Championships with a new personal best of 2.01 m.

Emma Green
Emma Green-Tregaro by Augustas Didzgalvis.jpg
Green Tregaro on 2013 World Championships
Personal information
Nationality Swedish
Born (1984-12-08) 8 December 1984 (age 35)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb; 9 st 11 lb)
SportTrack and field
Event(s)High jump
Coached byYannick Tregaro
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)2,01 m (2010)
Updated on 22 April 2012.


Emma Green was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, where she lived with mother Maria, father Lennart, and younger brother Erik. She finished gymnasium in 2003, then with a goal to participate in the 2006 European Athletics Championships.

She won the bronze medal in the 2005 World Championships in Athletics, where she got the result 1.96 metres — a new personal best.

On 1 July 2010 Emma Green improved her personal best to 1.98 m when she won at the Sollentuna GP, beating her previous best which had lasted almost five years.[1] Only one month later, on 1 August 2010, at the 2010 European Championships in Barcelona, she improved her personal best twice over within 5 minutes; first she jumped 1.99 and then just minutes later she jumped 2.01. This was her first time over the two-metre mark and was worth a European silver medal behind Blanka Vlašić – her first continental medal. She won the Folksam Grand Prix in Gothenburg later that month, jumping 1.95 m.[2]

Apart from being a world class high-jumper she has been a Swedish champion at the 100 m, 200m and long jump and is also a top national level triple jumper.

She won a bronze medal in high jump at the 2012 European Athletics Championships in Helsinki on 28 June.

Personal lifeEdit

In 2011 Green married her coach Yannick Tregaro, who was also the coach of high jumper Kajsa Bergqvist and triple jumper Christian Olsson. The couple announced their divorce in early 2014.[3] Furthermore, she is the cousin of rock musician Nicke Green.

LGBT rightsEdit

She is a supporter of LGBT rights and painted her nails in rainbow colors during the 2013 World Championships in Moscow as an act of defiance against Russia's recent ban on gay propaganda.[4][5] Yelena Isinbayeva condemned Green Tregaro's action at a press conference, but later clarified her views.[6][7] The Swedish Olympic Committee subsequently cautioned their athletes against engaging in the same type of manifestation as Green Tregaro's at the upcoming Winter Olympics 2014.[8]

Competition recordEdit

Green in 2010.
Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Sweden
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 9th High jump 1.80 m
2003 European Junior Championships Tampere, Finland 3rd High jump 1.86 m
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 8th High jump 1.89 m
European U23 Championships Erfurt, Germany 2nd High jump 1.92 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd High jump 1.96 m
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 14th (q) High jump 1.90 m
European Cup Málaga, Spain 5th 200 metres 23.02 (wind: +0.6 m/s)
4th 4 × 100 m relay 44.53
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 11th High jump 1.92 m
5th 4 × 100 m relay 44.16
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 9th (q) High jump 1.87 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 7th High jump 1.94 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 8th High jump 1.85 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 13th (q) High jump 1.86 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China 6th High jump 1.96 m
2009 European Team Championships Leiria, Portugal 5th High jump 1.95 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 7th High jump 1.96 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 5th High jump 1.94 m
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 2nd High jump 2.01 m
Diamond League 3rd High jump details
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 11th High jump 1.89 m
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 9th (q) High jump 1.92 m
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd High jump 1.92 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 8th High jump 1.93 m
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 3rd High jump 1.96 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 5th High jump 1.97 m
Diamond League 3rd High jump details
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 5th High jump 1.94 m
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 9th High jump 1.90 m
2017 European Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia 19th (q) High jump 1.86 m

Personal bestsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Lennart, Julin A. "Green defeats Lowe in Sollentuna". IAAF. Archived from the original on July 5, 2010. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
  2. ^ Lennart, Julin A. "Green pleases home crowd in Gothenburg". IAAF. Archived from the original on August 14, 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Emma Green Tregaro och Yannick Tregaro skiljer sig". Aftonbladet. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  4. ^ Шкель, Тамара (13 June 2013). Закон под "браво!. Rossiyskaya Gazeta (in Russian). Archived from the original on 13 August 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2013. (translation) .. It is now possible to impose a fine of 50 to 100 thousand rubles for gay propaganda on the Internet.
  5. ^ "Rainbow nail varnish could get Swedish athlete imprisoned". Channel 4 News. 15 August 2013. Archived from the original on 18 August 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2013. Self-expression or gay propaganda? How a Swedish athlete at the Moscow World Championships could be imprisoned for her nail varnish.
  6. ^ Luhn, Alec (15 August 2013). "Isinbayeva says Green Tregaro's gesture was disrespectful to Russia". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 16 August 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  7. ^ "Olympics: Isinbayeva says 'misunderstood' over anti-gay remarks". GlobalPost. Agence France-Presse. 16 August 2013. Archived from the original on 22 August 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2013. Russian pole vault legend Yelena Isinbayeva attempted Friday to play down the furore provoked by her anti-gay remarks, saying she was "misunderstood" and opposed to discrimination against homosexuals.
  8. ^ "Swedish Athletes Warned Ahead of Sochi Games". The Wall Street Journal. WSJ Wire Services. Archived from the original on 22 August 2013. The Swedish Olympic committee has cautioned Swedish athletes not to engage in the type of political manifestations carried out by Swedish high jumper Emma Green Tregaro at the track and field world championships in Moscow this month.

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Preceded by
  Carolina Klüft
Women's Swedish National Champion
Succeeded by
  Kajsa Bergqvist