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Ylva Erika Holst (born 8 April 1979) is a Swedish ice hockey player. She is a member of the Sweden women's national ice hockey team. She won a silver medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics and a bronze medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics.[1]

Erika Holst
Born (1979-04-08) April 8, 1979 (age 40)
Varberg, SWE
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 159 lb (72 kg; 11 st 5 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs
Linhamn BK
M/B Hockey
Segeltorps IK
National team  Sweden
Playing career 1994–2013
Olympic medal record
Representing  Sweden
Women's ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 2006 Turin Team
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Salt Lake City Team

Playing careerEdit

Minnesota DuluthEdit

Born in Varberg, Sweden, Holst played for the Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs women's ice hockey program. She was part of the Bulldogs team that won the first three NCAA women's championships in 2001, 2002 and 2003.[2]


She played with the Segeltorps IF in the Riksserien (Sweden league elite). She has represented Sweden in nine Women's World Ice Hockey Championships. In ice hockey at the 2002 Winter Olympics, Holst led the Swedish team with five points in five games. This marked the second Olympics in which she was the team leader in scoring. Four years later, in the win over the United States in the semifinal game in Turin, Holst had one assist.


Holst came out as lesbian in 2006, along with fellow hockey player Ylva Lindberg.[3]


  1. ^ "Search Results", Olympic Athletes, retrieved 2007-11-05
  2. ^ "HHOF Site Map". Archived from the original on 2010-12-03. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
  3. ^ "OS-hjältarna: Vi är homosexuella". Aftonbladet. 2006-05-31. Archived from the original on 2007-08-10. Retrieved 2014-01-28.