Latest Christian Olsson Stories

2006-08-12 12:06:28

By Oliver Grassman GOTHENBURG (Reuters) - Sweden's Olympic triple jump champion Christian Olsson staged a glorious return to the city he grew up in by retaining his European championship title on Saturday. The 26-year-old Gothenburger, who now lives in Monte Carlo, sent his home crowd into raptures by leaping to a winning 17.67 meters on his second jump in chilly conditions inside the Ullevi stadium. The leap was 5-cm improvement on this season's European best, which Olsson set in...

2006-08-11 21:02:20

By Oliver Grassman GOTHENBURG, Sweden (Reuters) - Pole vault supremo Yelena Isinbayeva will be the overwhelming favorite in Saturday's final at the European championships as she bids for the only title missing from her collection. The world record holder from Russia is already the Olympic, world outdoor and indoor and European indoor champion but the European outdoor title has eluded her so far. At the previous championships in Munich four years ago she won the silver behind...

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