Sofia Mattsson Bio - Biography

Name Sofia Mattsson
Naionality Swedish
Date of Birth 11-November-1989
Place of Birth Gallivare, Norrbotten County
Famous for Wrestler
Sofia Mattsson is a Swedish wrestler. At the age of 18 years old, she is already one of the highest-ranking, female wrestlers in Europe. She wrestles in the 48 kilo division for the Gällivare SK Wrestling club, coached by Hakan Johansson and Kalle Taivalsaari.

From 2001 to this year, she has won eleven Swedish National Championships (six at cadet level, two at junior level and three at senior level). In 2007, she competed at the European Championship in Sofia, her first ever international championship at senior level. Despite her young age and little experience, she won her first match; however, in the following match she was defeated by the Russian wrestler Larisa Oorzhak (who went on to win the gold medal). After the repechage, Sofia defeated her other two opponents and won the bronze medal. On August 2007, Sofia became Junior World Champion for the second time after she defeated the Japanese wrestler Fuyuko Mimura in Beijing.

On September of the same year, she competed at her first ever World Championship at senior level in Baku, Azerbaijan, where she placed 8th, assuring herself qualification for the 2008 Summer Olympics. On April of this year, the young Swedish wrestler won a silver medal at her second ever European Championship at senior level. On September 2009, Sofia won the Senior World Championship in 51 kg.