Mattsson in 2010
|Full name||Sofia Magdalena Mattsson|
|Born||11 November 1989|
|Height||164 cm (5 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||53 kg (117 lb)|
|Coached by||Fariborz Besarati|
Born in Gällivare, she is one of the highest-ranking female wrestlers in Europe. She wrestles in the 48 kilo division for the Gällivare SK Wrestling club, coached by Håkan Johansson and Kalle Taivalsaari. Since 2001, she has won eleven Swedish National Championships (six at cadet level, two at junior level and three at senior level).
In 2007 she competed at the European Championship in Sofia, her first ever international championship at senior level. Despite her young age and inexperience, she won her first match; however, in the following match she was defeated by the Russian wrestler Larisa Oorzhak (who went on to win the gold medal). In the repechage, Mattsson defeated her other two opponents and won the bronze medal.
In April 2008 the young Swedish wrestler won a silver medal at her second ever European Championship at senior level. That summer, she was defeated in the second round at the Olympics by Clarissa Chun.
In September 2009, Mattsson won the Senior World Championship in 51 kg.
At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Mattsson competed in the women's lightweight (-55 kg) division. She beat Sündeviin Byambatseren in the first round and Marwa Amri in the second, but lost to Valeria Zholobova in the quarterfinals.
In 2014, Mattsson competed on the Swedish version of the television show Fort Boyard.
On 9 March 2016 Mattsson won the 2016 European Wrestling Championships, she won all wrestling matches by fall. She won the bronze medal in 53 kg (featherwight) at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. She did this by beating Odunayo Adekuoroye in the last 16, then Katarzyna Krawczyk in the quarterfinals. She lost to eventual gold medalist Helen Maroulis in the semifinals. Mattsson was entered into the repechage, where she beat Zhong Xuechun to win a bronze medal.
She is in the team of Haryana Hammers pro wrestling season2 held in New Delhi.
- 2008 – 1st at the Swedish National Championship
- 2007 – 1st at the Junior Swedish National Championship
- 2007 – 1st at the Swedish National Championship
- 2006 – 1st at the Swedish National Championship
- 2006 – 1st at the Junior Swedish National Championship
- 2006 – 1st at the Cadet Swedish National Championship
- 2005 – 1st at the Cadet Swedish National Championship
- 2004 – 1st at the Cadet Swedish National Championship
- 2003 – 1st at the Cadet Swedish National Championship
- 2002 – 1st at the Cadet Swedish National Championship
- 2001 – 1st at the Cadet Swedish National Championship
|2007||European Championships||Sofia, Bulgaria||3rd||48 kg|
|World Championships||Baku, Azerbaijan||8th||48 kg|
|2008||European Championships||Tampere, Finland||2nd||51 kg|
|Olympic Games||Beijing, China||12th||48 kg|
|2009||European Championships||Vilnius, Lithuania||10th||51 kg|
|World Championships||Herning, Denmark||1st||51 kg|
|2010||European Championships||Baku, Azerbaijan||1st||51 kg|
|World Championships||Moscow, Russia||3rd||51 kg|
|2011||World Championships||Istanbul, Turkey||2nd||59 kg|
|2012||European Championships||Belgrade, Serbia||2nd||55 kg|
|Olympic Games||London, Great Britain||7th||55 kg|
|2013||European Championships||Tbilisi, Georgia||1st||55 kg|
|2014||European Championships||Vantaa, Finland||1st||55 kg|
|2015||2015 World Wrestling Championships||Las Vegas, United States||2nd||53 kg|
|2016||Olympic Games||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||3rd||53 kg|
Junior and cadetEdit
- At the European Championship in Sofia, the organisers of the event awarded her with the title "Miss Europe", a prize reserved for the prettiest wrestler at the tournament. However, she refused to accept the prize and commented: "This is not part of the sport. We are here to excel and win at wrestling. There are some people who compete in that other thing too but we don't do that here".