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Peter Karlsson

Peter Karlsson Swedish sprinter

Swedish sprinter
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Quick Facts
Intro Swedish sprinter
A.K.A. Peter Karlsson (athlétisme)
Is Athlete
From Sweden
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 23 November 1970, Gothenburg, Sweden
Age: 49 years
Star sign SagittariusSagittarius
The details

Peter Karlsson (born 23 November 1970 in Gothenburg) is a retired Swedish athlete who competed in the sprinting events. He is best known for winning the bronze medal in the 60 metres at the 1996 European Indoor Championships in his native Sweden. In addition, he competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics, as well as 1995 and 1997 World Championships. He is the Swedish record holder in the 100 meter dash with 10.18, as well as co-holder of the indoor 60 meter record of 6.58, together with Patrik Lövgren.

In 1996, Peter ran 100 meter in 9.98 although with a tailwind of 4.0 m/s, which is beyond the legal limit of 2.0 m/s.

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Sweden
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 7th (sf) 100 m 10.41
4th 4x100m relay 39.05
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 25th (qf) 100 m 10.39
9th (sf) 4x100 m relay 38.78
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 3rd 60 m 6.64
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 17th (qf) 100 m 10.24
5th 4x100 m relay 38.67
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 40th (qf) 100 m 10.40
12th (sf) 4x100 m relay 39.04
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 17th (h) 60 m 6.70
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 6th 4x100 m relay 39.32

Personal bests


  • 100 metres – 10.18 (0.0 m/s) (Cottbus 1996) NR
  • 200 metres – 21.31 (+2.0 m/s) (Stockholm 1993)


  • 60 metres – 6.58 (Gent 1996) NR
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