Swedish pole-vaulter Angelica Bengtsson

By finn jackson almost 2 years ago


Angelica Therese Bengtsson (born 8 July 1993) is a Swedish track and field athlete who specialises in the pole vault. She became the first pole vault winner at the inaugural Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore, 2010.

She has been a highly successful youth and junior athlete, winning gold medals at the 2009 World Youth Championships and the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics. She set a mark of 4.47 m for the youth world record for the event in 2010 and broke the world junior record with a vault of 4.63 m in 2011. She has already had success at senior level, having won the national indoor championships twice. She is also the Swedish national indoor record holder with 4.70 m. Her father is Swedish and her mother is Afro-Brazilian