Kajsa Bergqvist

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Birthday
12, 1976
Birthplace
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Birthday
12, 1976 (age 42)
Birthplace
Sweden

About

Swedish high jumper who set a Swedish outdoor record of 2.06 meters in 2003 and a world indoor record of 2.08 meters in 2006. She is a multiple-time World Champion and won bronze representing Sweden at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

Before Fame

She played a wide variety of sports as a child, including volleyball, soccer and badminton. She attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where she was the NCAA Champion in 1997 and 1999.

Trivia

After retiring from athletics, she began serving as an ambassador for both UNICEF and the IAAF.

Family Life

She was married to Swedish director and actor Mans Herngren from 2007 to 2011. She has an older brother named Anders.

Associated With

After 7 years as the reigning Swedish National High Jump Champion, her streak of titles was broken by Carolina Kluft in 2004.