Husband, children and medals – here’s everything you want to know about Carolina Klüft

Carolina Klüft’s age – how old is she?

Carolina was born on the second of February 1983. That means she is 40 years old.

Carolina Klüft height – how tall is she?

She is 1 meter and 78 centimeters.

Carolina Klüft’s upbringing – is she from Borås?

Carolina was born in 1983 in Sandhult, Borås municipality. During her career, she competed for IFK Växjö. The father Johnny Klüft was an all-svenskan soccer player in Östers IF and GIF Sundsvall and mother Inga-Lill Ahlm was a long jumper in the national team. It therefore became a natural path for Carolina to invest in sports.

– It all started when a teacher discovered that I was very good at sports. And when I got to try a little more, I got a taste for it. I didn’t know then that it would become such a big part of my life, Carolina told the program Superstars.

She grew up in Furuby and Växjö.

Carolina Klüft’s parents – were her mom and dad into athletics?

Carolina comes from an athletic family to say the least. Dad Johnny Klüft has previously been a football professional and played a number of years in the Allsvenskan. He represented clubs such as Östers IF and GIF Sundsvall. Mother None–Lill Ahlm is a former track and field athlete who invested in the long jump. She was selected for the Swedish national team and jumped 6.09 as the best.

The children in the Klüft family consisted of Carolina and her three sisters

Carolina Klüft’s siblings – what are her sisters’ names?

Her sisters name is Sofia Klüft, Olivia Klüft, Martina Kluft.

Carolina Klüft’s family – does she have children?

Today, Carolina has three children together with her husband Patrik. The children are called Laleh, Amieand Nova. They were born in 2014, 2017 and 2019. The family lives in a house in Järvsö, Hälsingland.

Carolina Klüft’s husband – who is Patrik Klüft?

Patrik Klüft, 45, is a former professional pole vaulter. He jumped the best 5.85 and won a meritorious WC bronze in 2003. After his career, Patrik Klüft has worked as a hockey coach for clubs such as AIK, Djurgården and Vita Hästen. Today he is an entrepreneur in sustainable and physically active tourism with Järvsö as his base.

The couple met during a training camp in Lanzarote about 20 years ago. A trip arranged jointly by Carros club Växjö and Patrik’s club KA 2 in Karlskrona.

Carolina and Patrik 2008. Image source: David J. Phillip/TT

Which Olympic, WC and EC championships did Carolina Klüft take part in?

One of Carolina Klüft’s biggest feathers in her cap is undoubtedly the Olympic gold she won in the heptathlon in 2004 in Athens. All over the world people were talking about ‘the unstoppable Swede’, and very truly she was unstoppable this Olympics.

She has also won 17 Swedish championships, two world championship golds, two indoor world championship golds, she has won two European championships, and won two European indoor championships.

In addition to that, she has won a number of junior competitions.

Has Carolina Klüft been in the Christmas calendar and Wild kids?

After his incredible sports career, Klüft slipped into the television industry. There she has appeared as an expert commentator for various sports broadcasts, but also as a presenter for programs such as Wild Kids and Duellen. She participated in the Christmas calendar Storm på Lugna gatan 2018 and in the competition programs Mästarnas mästar and Superstars.

Carolina Klüft brought stuffed animals to the arena

At the beginning of her career, she always had a stuffed animal with her during the competitions, namely a black and yellow pig. However, the mascot disappeared after a flight and was subsequently replaced by I-or from Winnie the Pooh. At the 2002 Sports Gala, Carolina Klüft was awarded the Jerring Prize, which she also received

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