Kajsa Bergqvist

Kajsa Bergqvist ( Kajsa Margareta Bergqvist, born October 12, 1976 in Sollentuna ) is a former Swedish high jumper who was, among other world champion in 2005 and 2000 won the Olympic bronze medal.

Bergqvist is the daughter of the 110 -meter hurdles sprinter Gunnar Bergqvist, who participated in the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. Your international breakthrough came at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. She won the bronze medal. In 2001 she was first indoor world champion and in the summer at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton in 2001, she won the bronze medal in Sydney as. In 2002 she had her strongest season with 14 wins from 17 races, while she was European Champion and Vice World Champion Hall.

In 2004, she had hurt not to take part in the Olympic Games in Athens, but then was able to win the coveted title at the World Athletics Championships in Helsinki in 2005. This was the long awaited culmination of the best high jumper in the last five years. For this performance she was awarded the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal -.

Your personal outdoor best performance is 2.06 meters, achieved on 26 July 2003 at the International High Jump Meeting in Eberstadt. On February 4, 2006, she jumped at the 30th High Jump with Music in Arnstadt 2.08 meters. Thus it has Heike Henkel, which was awarded at this meeting with the Award for Lifetime Achievement, Hall replaced as the world record holder. In the following summer European Championships in 2006 in his native Gothenburg she was also the top favorite, was surprisingly beaten in a high class final of the Belgian Tia Hellebaut and won the bronze medal.

Kajsa Bergqvist is 1,75 m tall and weighed about 59 kg competition times. Since 2004, Yannick Tregaro was her coach. On 7 January 2008 she announced the end of their career.

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