Sweden Finalizes 12-Swimmer Roster for Olympics

The Swedish Swimming Federation has finalized their 12-swimmer roster for the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games that will kick off on July 27th, and the most notable thing about the locked-down list is that there was no last-second addition of National 200 IM Record holder Simon Sjodin. If you’ll recall, there was a last-second push via petition from other of Sweden’s elite swimmers to convince their Olympic committee that his 22nd-ranked swim in the 200 IM was worth a spot in the Olympics.

Despite getting 1,067 names onto the list, the push still came up short and there was no last-second salvation.

Also absent from the list is former Arizona State All-American Rebecca Ejdervik. She made a last-second effort to grab a second sprint spot in June at the Sette Colli Trophy, but apparently came up short of the standards with a 1:08.94.

Sweden has also rounded out their full aquatics lineup with two divers, including Anna Lindberg, a 6-time European Champion between the two springboard events. She will compete on the 3-meter in London (there is no 1-meter event at the Olympic level).

Sarah Sjostrom
Therese Alshammar
Jennie Johanssen
Martina Granstrom
Stina Gardell
Michelle Coleman
Gabriella Fagundez
Ida Marko-Varga
Joline Höstman
Therese Svendsen

Stefan Nystrand
Lars Frolander

Anna Lindberg
Christopher Eskilsson

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Simon should have made it. Sweden can now join my **** list on countries with stupid qualifying rules.


I absolutely agree with you anytime you are allowed to take an athlete to the Olympics and you chose not to, especially when you only have 2 men on your roster, you have to do it. How else does Sweden expect to grow the sport in their country.


It would be nice to be one of those two dudes!

Coach Peter

Why wasn’t he selected in the first place? He has the A cut…

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