Jenny Fransson

Jenny Fransson (born 18 July 1987 in Karlstad) is a female freestyle wrestler from Sweden who participated in Women's freestyle wrestling 72 kg at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics.

Jenny Fransson
Medal record
Representing  Sweden
Women's Freestyle Wrestling
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Rio de Janeiro 69 kg
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2012 Strathcona County 72 kg
Silver medal – second place 2019 Nur-Sultan 68 kg
European Wrestling Championships
Gold medal – first place 2018 Kaspiysk 72 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Bucharest 68 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Tampere 72 kg

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, in the 1/8 final she lost 1:3 to Wang Jiao, then in the repechage round Fransson lost to Ali Bernard from United States.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she reached the second round, where she lost to Stanka Zlateva.[1] In the repechage, she lost to Vasilisa Marzalyuk.[1]

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, she won a bronze medal, coming through the repechage.[2]

She won a gold medal at the 2018 European Wrestling Championships and a bronze medal at the 2019 and 2008 European Wrestling Championships.

On February 3, 2020, it was announced that Jenny Fransson in a doping test tested positive for the illicit substance methyltestosterone, an anabolic steroid. This led to her being permanently removed from the 2020 Olympic squad and she was also excluded from the Swedish Olympic Committee's support program Top and Talent. [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Jenny Fransson Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2017-04-01.
  2. ^ "Japanese shine in Rio 2016 women's freestyle wrestling". International Olympic Committee. 2017-01-24. Retrieved 2017-04-01.
  3. ^ https://www.svt.se/sport/brottning/jenny-franssons-b-prov-positivt

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