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Sofia Mattsson

Won two World Junior Championship gold medals and two European Championship gold medals.

2017-01-2610:22 Mona Lisa Skipnes

Sofia Mattsson, born in 1989 in Gällivarre, is a talented and powerful weightlifter. She has competed in different weight classes from 51 to 59 kg.

Since 2000, Sofia Mattsson has won 11 Swedish Championship gold medals, two World Junior Championship gold medals, two European Championship gold medals, two European Championship silver medals, and a European Championship bronze medal. At the World Championships in Baku in 2008 she qualified for the 2008 Olympics, where she came in 12th.

At the World Championships in 2009, she won all the matches without losing a single point. This was her first gold medal on a senior level. At the World Championships in 2011 she reached the finals. At the European Championships in Tbilisi in 2013, she won gold in the 55-kilogram class after defeating the Greek Maria Prevolaraki in the final by 3-0.

When Barents Winter Games takes place in Luleå 16-18 March 2018, more than 1000 young athletes from Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia will compete in 15 different sports, including three parasports.