Kalla is the most popular athlete

Cross-country skier Charlotte Kalla is the most popular female athlete in Sweden according to a new poll commissioned by tabloid Aftonbladet and Swedish Television.

Kalla got twice as many votes as the runner up alpine skier Anja Pärson and almost three times as many votes as Carolina Kluft who landed on third place.

Kalla’s strongest support comes from those who are over 65-years-old or older but is also popular in younger age groups, news agency TT reports.