Marcus Nilsson (decathlete)

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Marcus Nilsson (born 3 May 1991 in Malmö) is a Swedish decathlete. He competed at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, Russia.

Marcus Nilsson
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Personal information
Born (1991-05-03) 3 May 1991 (age 29)
SportTrack and field

Nilsson hails from Kalmar in the flat southern Sweden.[1] He grew up in a sports family where both his father Carl-Gustaf ”Calle” and mother Katarina competed at an elite level. His brother David and two sisters, Ida and Johanna, have belonged to the Swedish national team in athletics. At the 2002 Swedish cross country championships the family walked home with four gold medals, one silver and one bronze.[2]

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Sweden
2009 European Junior Championships Novi Sad, Serbia 20th Decathlon (junior) 6915 pts
2010 World Junior Championships Moncton, Canada 3rd Decathlon (junior) 7751 pts
2011 European U23 Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 16th Decathlon 7141 pts
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 18th Decathlon 7164 pts
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 24th Decathlon 7540 pts
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland Decathlon DNF
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 8th Decathlon 7942 pts
2018 European Championships Berlin, Germany 12th Decathlon 7819 pts


  1. ^ Torbjörn Sköldefors (7 May 2016). "Ida sprang rakt upp i världstoppen" (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 2016-05-09. Retrieved 2016-05-09.
  2. ^ Jonas Hedman (December 2002). "Löparfamiljen Nilsson från Högby IF" (PDF). 8 (in Swedish). Tidningen Friidrott. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2005-02-05. Retrieved 2016-05-08.

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