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Swedish wrestler Jonna Malmgren wins gold in the U23 European Championships



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Jonna Malmgren. Photo via UWW and SBF

Swedish wrestler Jonna Malmgren had great success in the U23 European Championships that took place between May 20-26 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

After defeating Turkey’s Tuba Demir in the qualification, Malmgren won against Felicitas Domajeva from Norway, and Mihaela Samoil from Moldova, to make it to the finals.

Here she faced the tough Ukrainian wrestler Mariia Vynnyk. The Swede put on a masterful performance and defeated Vynnyk with 5-0.

Jonna Malmgren is a decorated wreslter

At age 22, Malmgren is already a highly decorated athlete.

Last year, she won gold at the U23 European Championships. She’s also a two-time Swedish champion, two time gold medalist in the European Championships for seniors, and a junior World Champion.

Now she can add another gold to her impressive resume.

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Jonna Malmgren. Photo via Instagram (@emmajonnadenise)

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Will compete in the 2024 Summer Olympics

It’s a well kept secret that wrestling is the Olympic sport where Swedish athletes found most success over the decades. No fewer than 28 Olympic gold medals have so far gone to yellow-blue wrestlers, and all in all, Swedish wrestlers have won 87 Olympic medals.

In the summer Olympics in Paris this summer, however, Jonna Malmgren will be the only Swede competing.

“We had many potential Olympians, many of us had the chance to qualify. But the qualifications are so tough when we have fewer spots. It’s really sad that it’s only me, since there were so many who were close to making it,” Malmgren recently told SVT Sport.

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