Louise Maria Hansson (born 24 November 1996) is a Swedish competitive swimmer, a member of Helsingborgs SS.[1][2]

Louise Hansson
Personal information
Full nameLouise Maria Hansson
National team Sweden
Born (1996-11-24) 24 November 1996 (age 23)
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle, butterfly
ClubHelsingborgs SS
College teamUniversity of Southern California

ResultsEdit

JuniorEdit

At the 2011 European Junior Swimming Championships, she won gold in the 50 m butterfly and a silver medal in the 50 m freestyle. At the 2012 European Junior Swimming Championships, she again won gold in the 50m butterfly.

SeniorEdit

At the 2012 European Aquatics Championships, she won a silver medal as part of the Swedish 4 × 100 m freestyle team.

At the 2013 World Aquatics Championships, she finished fourth in the 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay. At the 2014 World Championships (25m) in Doha, Qatar she was apart of the relay team that finished fourth in the 4 × 100 metre medley relay.

She won a gold medal at the 2014 European Aquatics Championships in Berlin with her team in the 4 × 100 m freestyle, and silver medals in the 4 × 200 m freestyle, in a new Swedish record, and the 4 × 100 m medley.

Individually, at the 2012 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m), she finished 8th in the final of the Women's 100 metre freestyle, 9th in the 50 metre butterfly, missing out on the final with one hundredth of a second, and 9th as well in the 100 metre butterfly.

At the 2012 European Aquatics Championships, she finished 9th in the 50 metre butterfly.

She finished 9th in the 200 metre freestyle and tenth in the 200 metre individual medley and in the 100 metre butterfly at the 2014 European Aquatics Championships.

Hansson won her first international medal in an individual event, a bronze in the 200 m individual medley, at the 2015 Short Course Championships in Netanya, Israel. In the 4×50 m medley relay she won a silver medal swimming the backstroke lead-off leg. Her sister Sophie swam the second (breaststroke) leg.[3]

Hansson was anchoring in the relay that won a silver at the 2015 FINA World Swimming Championship in Kazan, Russia. Hansson did also participate in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. She swam 100 fly, 200 IM individually and all relays. In both 4x100 freestyle and 4x200 freestyle Sweden finished 5th.

2016 Hansson moved to Los Angeles to swim for the University of Southern California.


Personal recordsEdit

The personal bests of Louise Hansson, as of 1 July 2019.[1]

Personal records
Long course (50m)
Event Result Date Location Notes
50m freestyle 25.15 2 July 2017 Borås, Sweden
100m freestyle 54.62 13 April 2014 Eindhoven, Netherlands
200m freestyle 1:58.45 6 August 2015 Kazan, Russia
400m freestyle 4:14.00 28 February 2014 Berlin, Germany
50m backstroke 29.50 1 March 2014 Berlin, Germany
100 m backstroke 1:00.35 3 April 2019 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
200m backstroke 2:14.71 28 February 2014 Berlin, Germany
50m breaststroke 34.70 7 March 2010 Berlin, Germany
100m breaststroke 1:19.71 19 June 2010 Simrishamn, Sweden
50m butterfly 25.84 3 April 2019 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
100m butterfly 57.35 5 April 2019 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
200m butterfly 2:13.25 8 July 2018 Landskrona, Sweden
200m medley 2:12.72 31 March 2015 Berlin, Germany NJR
400m medley 5:08.77 16 May 2010 Mölndal, Sweden
Personal records
Short course (25m)
Event Result Date Location Notes
50m freestyle 24.52 4 November 2015 Helsingborg, Sweden
100m freestyle 52.88 6 November 2015 Helsingborg, Sweden
200m freestyle 1:53.98 7 November 2015 Helsingborg, Sweden
400m freestyle 4:06.95 13 October 2013 Moscow, Russia
800m freestyle 8:32.19 26 January 2015 Helsingborg, Sweden NJR
50m backstroke 26.98 7 November 2015 Helsingborg, Sweden
100m backstroke 57.74 3 December 2015 Netanya, Israel
200m backstroke 2:11.67 18 december 2011 Helsingborg, Sweden
50m breaststroke 39.88 9 February 2008 Hässleholm, Sweden
100m breaststroke 1:09.53 21 March 2015 Helsingborg, Sweden
25m butterfly 16.26 10 March 2007 Helsingborg, Sweden
50m butterfly 25.83 23 November 2012 Helsingborg, Sweden
100m butterfly 56.56 17 December 2017 Copenhagen, Denmark
200m butterfly 2:10.82 14 October 2012 Stockholm, Sweden
100m medley 58.77 5 November 2015 Helsingborg, Sweden NJR
200m medley 2:06.29   4 November 2015 Helsingborg, Sweden NJR[4]
400m medley 4:40.39 5 October 2013 Helsingborg, Sweden

PersonalEdit

She lives in Ramlösa, Helsingborg, Sweden.[5] Her younger sister Sophie Hansson is also a competitive swimmer,[6] winner of a bronze medal at the 2014 European Junior Swimming Championships and finishing fourth in the 50 metre breaststroke at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics.[7] Her father Lars-Olof Hansson is the coach at her club Helsingborgs SS. She also has a younger brother Gustaf. She studies natural sciences at the Nationell Idrottsutbildning, a sport school in Helsingborg.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "HANSSON, Louise (1996 )". Swim rankings. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Louise Hansson". Eurosport.com. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  3. ^ Lord, Craig (December 6, 2015). "Laszlo Cseh Goes Longer On Longevity With s/c 1:49 Euro Mark & WR-Rattler 200 'Fly". Swimvortex. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  4. ^ "Svenska rekord 25 m damer". Svensk Simidrott. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Louise Hansson". Swedish Olympic Committee. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  6. ^ Silvander, Heidi (12 December 2013). "Systrarna Hansson har ett EM ihop". Sydsvenskan (in Swedish).
  7. ^ "Youth Olympic Games: China Downs Mixed 400 Free Relay World Junior Record; Anton Chupkov Posts WJR As Well". Swimming World. 17 August 2014.
  8. ^ Borgå, Tomas. "Simmarglädje". Aquamagasin. Retrieved 15 December 2014.