Therese Alshammar: Professional Swedish Swimmer

July 24, 2009

Meet Therese Alshammar. She is a professional Swedish swimmer. Read Therese Alshammar’s biography after the jump and see video.

Theresa Alshammar, the Swedish swimmer who was stripped of her world record for wearing two swimsuits, has been competing since she was fourteen years old. Alshammar has earned over 73 gold medals. Learn more about Alshammar after the jump.

Therese Alshammar Biography

As a biography Therese Alshammar is a professional Swedish swimmer who was born on August 26, 1977 in Solna. Alshammar excels in freestyle swimming and the butterfly stroke. She first began swimming with the Sundbybergs IK team.

Before taking up freestyle and the butterfly stroke Therese’s forte was the backstroke. In 1991 she competed and won the Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships. The following year she also won the 1992 Swedish Swimming Championships.

Four years later Alshammar began competing internationally. She attended the 1996 Olympics but failed to make it to the semifinals. She did however win her first bronze medal at the 1997 European Championships while competing in the 50 m freestyle event. Three years later she won a silver medal at the 1999 European Championships.

Therese Alshammar has since competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, the 2001 World Championships, the 2002 European Championships, the 2004 Olympic Games, the 2005 World Aquatics Championships in Montreal and the 2006 Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships.

Therese Alshammar is currently coached by former Swedish swimmer Johan Wallberg.

More photos and a video of Therese Alshammar are below.

Therese Alshammar Video
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