Sweden (Swedish: Sverige ), officially the Kingdom
of Sweden, is a Scandinavian
country in Northern Europe. Sweden borders Norway
and Finland, and is
connected to Denmark
by a bridge-tunnel across the Øresund.
Sweden is the third largest country in the European
Union by area, with a total population of about 9.5 million. Sweden has a
low population density of 21 inhabitants per square kilometre (54 /sq mi) with
the population mostly concentrated to the southern half of the country. About
85% of the population live in urban areas. Sweden's
capital city is Stockholm, which is also the largest city. Since the early
19th century Sweden
has been at peace and has avoided war.
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the largest city of Fennoscandia. Stockholm
is the most populous city in Sweden,
with a population of 871,952 in the municipality (2010), 1,372,565 in the urban
area (2010), and 2,119,760 in the metropolitan area (2010). As of 2010, the Stockholm metropolitan area is home to approximately 22%
Wrestling in Sweden
Wrestling is called : Brottning
Swedish Wrestling Federation is called: Svenska Brottningsförbundet
The Swedish Wrestling Federation has 21 provincial associations
with 150 wrestling clubs.
Sweden has a long tradition in
wrestling, and in the first
part of the 20th century
Sweden was a top nation
in wrestling. In Scandinavia,
the Greco/ Roman style
is more popular than freestyle. Sweden
is in female wrestling one of the best
nations in the world. The Klippan Cup is one of
the most popular women's tournaments in the world.
Sweden has a long tradition in Heavyweigth catergorie with world class Wrestlers.
Jalmar Sjöberg 3. World Champion 2009 and Johan Euren - Bronze at the Olympics in London 2012.
The last Swedish Olympic champion was Mikael
Ljungberg in 2000 in Sydney.
More medals went to
Thomas Johansson in 1992 (silver) and Tobjörn Kornbakk bronze). 1996
Mikael Ljungberg (bronze). Ara Abrahamian 2004
(silver) and in London Johan Euren and Jimmy Lidberg both could
A world champion title for Sweden
could win the
Ara Abrahamian (2001
and 2002), Jimmi Samuelson (2002), Sofia Mattsson (2009) and
Jenny Fransson (2012). More World Cup medals
went to Martin Lidberg,
Jimmy Lidberg, Jalmar Sjöberg, Johanna Mattson
and Henna Johansson. In the nineties Sara
Eriksson took several
world championship titles.
Sofia Mattsson, one of
swedens female world class wrestlers won Gold (2009), Silver (2011) and
Bronze(2012) at World Championships.
Swedish wrestler regularly bring home medals from Olympic Games and are thus quite
popular in Sweden. The best clubs are
located in Stockholm, Gothenburg and
Malmö. In the province of Skane
(In the south) are concentrated about 40
wrestling clubs. Many
Swedish top wrestlers earn some extra income in
the German Bundesliga. The Olympic
bronze medalist Johan is
competing for example for the
club RWG-Moembris Königshofen.
National coach in the Greco / Roman style is
Best Wrestling Clubs
Göteborg: Örgryte , Göteborgs AK
Malmö: IK Sparta, Malmö Tigers
Stockholm: Spärvagens BK, BK Athen, Huddinge
Skane: Klippans BK
(best Club in female wrestling with the Mattsson Sisters) in the high North.
Swedish Wrestling Ferderation
114 73 Stockholm
08-6996323 (09.00-12.00 Uhr)
Fax 08-6996325e-post: firstname.lastname@example.org
Map with Wrestling clubs in Sweden