Klüft Swedish Athlete of the Year
Track star Carolina Klüft has been honored by the Swedish Athletic Association as its Athlete of the Year.
On its website, the association points out that her gold medal in the heptathlon at this year’s World Championships set a European record, and was Sweden’s only medal in Osaka.
High jumper Stefan Holm finished second in the voting, narrowly beating out hurdler Susanna Kallur. Both won the European indoor champions in their events during the year, but Holm had an edge through his first place world ranking.