Sofi Flink

Ida Sofi Emilia Flink (born 8 July 1995) is a Swedish track and field athlete who competes in the javelin throw. Her personal best throw of 61.96 m is the Swedish women's record.

Sofi Flink
Personal information
Full nameIda Sofi Emilia Flink
NationalitySwedish
Born (1995-07-08) 8 July 1995
Hallstahammar, Sweden
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
Sport
Country Sweden
SportAthletics
Event(s)Javelin throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)NR 61.96 m (2013)

Career

Flink won silver at her first international competition, the 2011 World Youth Championships. In 2012, she won gold at the World Junior Championships. In July 2013, she won gold at the European Junior Championships. The next month she competed at the 2013 World Championships, her first senior international competition. She set a personal best and Swedish record of 61.96 m to advance through the qualification round then finished tenth in the final with a 59.52 m throw.[1]

In July 2014, Flink sought to defend her title at the World Junior Championships.[2] She ultimately finished second, losing her title to Ekaterina Starygina. In August, she competed at the 2014 European Championships, where she made it through the qualification round and finished twelfth in the final.

Flink next competed at the 2016 European Championships. She finished twenty-third in the qualification round and did not advance to the final. She participated in the 2017 European U23 Championships, where she failed to register a valid throw in the qualifiers.

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Sweden
2011 World Youth Championships Lille Métropole, France 2nd 52.25 m
2012 World Junior Championships Barcelona, Spain 1st 61.40 m
2013 European Junior Championships Rieti, Italy 1st 57.91 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 10th 59.52 m
2014 World Junior Championships Eugene, United States 2nd 56.70 m
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 12th 56.68 m
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 23rd (q) 54.38 m
2017 European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland NM
2018 European Championships Berlin, Germany 10th 56.91 m

References

  1. "JVM-guld till Flink | Friidrott | Sportbladet | Aftonbladet". Aftonbladet.se. 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2012-08-08.
  2. "2014 IAAF World Junior Championships - Swede seeks to defend IAAF World Junior javelin title". Oregon14.com. Archived from the original on December 22, 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
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