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Erika Lindgren


SportShort Track
Born27 Jun 2000 in Södertälje 
LanguagesDutch, English, Norwegian, Swedish
ResidenceEskilstuna, SWE
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 44.664 09 Nov 2017 Shanghai  
    1000m 1:30.726 10 Nov 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:30.559 05 Oct 2017 Dordrecht  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamEskilstuna IK: Sweden  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesIn 2014 she broke her ankle during a school sports lesson and was out of action for six months. (Athlete, 03 Nov 2018)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"I started with long track in 2006. Then I got to try out short track at a camp a few years later and started doing that instead."  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up short track in 2009 in Mora, Sweden.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Have fun and go fast." (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementPlacing sixth in the 1000m at the 2018 World Junior Championships in Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland. (Athlete, 03 Nov 2018)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (, 18 Aug 2021)  
Other sportsShe has competed in speed skating at elite level. (, 23 Feb 2021)  
Since the 2018 World Junior Championships where she finished in 13th place overall she has been affected by mental health issues. "Those junior worlds went really well, and I felt very good, but shortly after that, I started having mental health issues. I was ill with an eating disorder and depression. I took a break, and for a while I was training long track with a Swedish group. That was fine but it's not my style, really. I like the speed and excitement of short track. Then we had the whole coronavirus. I am feeling better now, and I'm back living at home and training. I'm not sure if I'll be ready for Beijing 2022 [Olympic Winter Games], but it could happen. I would definitely like to get back into racing regularly and get to Milan-Cortina 2026 [Olympic Winter Games]. I want to get back to racing at my best." (, 18 Aug 2021)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall13  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 500m17  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1500m21  
    2016/2017 European Championships 500m30  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall30  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1000m32  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1000m32  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m34  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m37  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m40  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall40  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships Overall68  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m12  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m12  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m25  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m33  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m36  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m36  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1500m39  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m43  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m44  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m47  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m58  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m57  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m73  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m92  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m95  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m107