Wrestling, a sport that does not get a lot of attention in Sweden, has stepped into the spotlight after Sweden won two Olympic bronze medals in Rio. But will Olympic success have an impact on Swedish wrestling?
- Athén wrestling club.
- Hope Solo.
The U.S. National Team’s goal keeper has been given a six-month ban from the U.S. Soccer Federation after comments following the US team’s quarter final loss to Sweden in the Olympics.
- Return from Rio.
Sweden's olympic medallists were welcomed home and honoured on stage in Stockholm's Kungsträdgården park on Sunday.
After a positive start to the final in Rio the Swedish women’s national football team lost 2-1 to Germany.
- Sports equality.
Many will be following the progress of the Swedish women's football team in the Olympic final against Germany on Friday night. Swedish Radio's expert commentator explains why women's football is more popular in Sweden than in many other countries.
- Eighth medal overall for Sweden.
Mattsson took the bronze Thursday after defeating China's Zhong Xuechun in the women's freestyle 53kg wrestling semifinal, a match that lasted just 29 seconds.
- Historic medal.
Jenny Fransson won the women’s freestyle wrestling 69 kg bronze-medal match in Rio, taking home Sweden’s first ever women’s Olympic wrestling medal.
- Rio 2016.
Henrik Stenson won a silver medal following a dramatic final round in the men's golf competition at the Rio Olympics.
- Finished third.
Sarah Sjöström won her third medal of the Rio Olympics after getting bronze in the 100-metres freestyle.
- Mixed day.
Gold medal winner Sarah Sjöström made it into another swimming final on what was a mixed day for Sweden’s athletes in Rio on Wednesday.
- Her second medal.
Swimmer Sarah Sjöström won a silver medal in the 200-metre freestyle swimming in Rio to add to the gold she won earlier this week.
- Michelle Coleman also qualifies.
Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström swam herself into another final in Rio, the day after her gold medal winning performance.
- "Super Sara".
She knew she would win, all she wondered is whether it would be a world record, says the head of Sarah Sjöström's swimming club, Cecilia Loqvist.
- World record time.
Swimmer Sarah Sjöström secured Sweden’s first gold of the Rio Olympics, winning the 100-metre butterfly in a world record time.
- Her sixth Olympics.
Veteran swimmer Therese Alshammar told Radio Sweden she was "excited and super honoured" to be Sweden's flag bearer at the Opening Ceremony of the Rio Olympics.