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.
Green Tregaro on 2013 World Championships
|Born||8 December 1984|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||62 kg (137 lb; 9 st 11 lb)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|Coached by||Yannick 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. 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.
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. Furthermore, she is the cousin of rock musician Nicke Green.
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. Yelena Isinbayeva condemned Green Tregaro's action at a press conference, but later clarified her views. 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.
- Lennart, Julin A. "Green defeats Lowe in Sollentuna". IAAF. Archived from the original on July 5, 2010. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
- Lennart, Julin A. "Green pleases home crowd in Gothenburg". IAAF. Archived from the original on August 14, 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
- "Emma Green Tregaro och Yannick Tregaro skiljer sig". Aftonbladet. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
- 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.
- "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.
- 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.
- "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.
- "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.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Emma Green Tregaro.|
- Official website
- Emma Green at World Athletics
- "EAA – Emma Green's biography". Archived from the original on February 22, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2005.
- www.friidrott.se Results DB
- interview with 20 years old Emma Green at SVT's open archive (in Swedish)
| Women's Swedish National Champion