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Carolina Klüft

Swedish Heptathlete
Female
Born Feb 2, 1983
Age 31
Hometown Sandhult
Alma Mater Katedralskolan, V...

Carolina Evelyn Klüft is a Swedish athlete competing in triple jump, long jump and formerly in heptathlon and pentathlon. She won the Olympic heptathlon title in 2004. She is also a three-time World and double European heptathlon champion. Klüft first rose to prominence by winning the heptathlon at the 2002 European Championships and setting a new world junior record of 6,542 points.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1983 Birth Born on February 2, 1983.

TEENAGE

2000 17 Years Old Klüft took up the heptathlon in 2000 after coach Agne Bergvall suggested she had a future in it. … Read More
Klüft first rose to prominence by winning the heptathlon at the 2002 European Championships and setting a new world junior record of 6,542 points.

TWENTIES

She then won the 2003 World Championships becoming the third athlete ever to score over 7,000 points. … Read More
Klüft competed in the long jump at the 2004 World Indoor Championships, winning a bronze medal with a national record of 6.92 m.
2005 22 Years Old 1 More Event
She began 2005 by winning the pentathlon at the European Indoor Championships with a new personal best of 4948 points. … Read More
2006 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Klüft chose not to compete at the 2006 World Indoor Championships in order to prepare for the European Championships, to be staged on home soil in Sweden. … Read More
…  They were married in September 2007 at Crichton Parish Church in Midlothian, Scotland. … Read More
Klüft announced on 19 March 2008 that she would not contest any heptathlons in 2008, including defending her title at the Olympics, stating that she was no longer motivated to train for and compete in heptathlons. … Read More
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