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ALGOTSSON Linda
Sport Eventing, Jumping
NOC Sweden   
GenderFemale
Born22 Mar 1972 in Kalmar, SWE
Height1.62 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Kalmar, SWE
Occupation Athlete, Coach, Horse Trainer
General Interest
Injuries In 2011 she had to stop training after suffering from an inflammation of the heart muscle [myocarditis]. (ostran.se, 27 May 2011)

She has broken her collarbone during her career. (NOC, 27 Apr 2004)
Most influential person in career Her mother Margareta. (NOC, 27 Apr 2004)
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began riding on her parents' farm at an early age. She entered her first eventing competition at age 16.
Further Personal Information
Languages English, German, Swedish
General Interest
Famous relatives Her sister Sara Algotsson Ostholt represented Sweden in eventing at the 2004, 2012, 2016, and 2020 Olympic Games, winning silver in the individual event at the 2012 Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Jun 2020; hippson.se, 27 Nov 2012)
Other information OTHER ACTIVITIES
In addition to working as a trainer, mentor, and coach to young riders, she is a qualified judge for eventing and has been responsible for ensuring the scoring criteria is the same throughout Sweden. She has written a manual for potential judges, which can also be used by trainers and riders. (Twitter profile, 24 Jan 2020; lindaalgotsson.se, 13 Sep 2015)
Further Personal Information
Higher education Teaching - University of Teachers of Mathematics and Natural Substances: Sweden
Sport Specific Information
Footedness Right
Last Update
  23 Mar 2022
General Interest
Hobbies Photography, watching films. (kalmarposten.se, 06 Feb 2020; Twitter profile, 24 Jan 2020)
Awards and honours She was named Stjarnornas Stjarna at the 2020 Swedish Equestrian Federation Gala. The award recognised the best equestrian athlete of the 2000s. (Ridklubben Udden Facebook page, 29 Jan 2021; sverigesradio.se, 28 Jan 2021)

In 2018 she was presented with the International Federation for Equestrian [FEI] Medal of Honor in Gold. (tidningenridsport.se, 23 Dec 2018)

In 2015 and 2017 she was named Eventing Rider of the Year in Kalmar, Sweden. (barometern.se, 04 Feb 2017, 16 Jan 2016)
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? "I grew up on the family farm in Korningsven, Sweden, with my sisters Sara and Cecilia. We were born into equestrian sports and a big horsey family. There have always been horses on the farm."
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto "Take your chance. Otherwise someone else might." (Facebook profile, 10 Nov 2019)
Ambitions To compete at 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (kalmarposten.se, 06 Feb 2020; tidningenridsport.se, 23 Dec 2018)

Major Results
Olympic Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2012 OG-C London (GBR) LA FAIR 36 4
2008 OG-C Hong Kong - Beijing (CHN) STAND BY ME 13 4
2004 OG-C Athens (GRE) STAND BY ME 42 9
1996 OG-C Atlanta GA (USA) Lafayette 7 7
World Equestrian Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2010 6th WEG-C Lexington KY (USA) STAND BY ME EL 10
2006 5th WEG-C Aachen (GER) MY FAIR LADY 35 5
2002 4th WEG-C Jerez de la Frontera (ESP) STAND BY ME 26 8
1998 3rd WEG-C Rome (ITA) Lafayett 13 5
1994 2nd WEG-C Den Haag (NED) Lafayett 43  
Continental Championships and Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2013 CH-EU-C3* Malmö (SWE) LA FAIR WD  
2009 CH-EU-C3* Fontainebleau (FRA) STAND BY ME 11  
2009 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) LILLI POP K 27  
2008 CH-M-YH-CCI1* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) LILLI POP K 6  
2005 CH-EU-C3* Blenheim (GBR) MY FAIR LADY 15 4
2003 CH-EU-C3* Punchestown (IRL) STAND BY ME 2 8
1999 CH-EU-C3* Luhmühlen (GER) Stand by Me 2 5
1995 CH-EU-C3* Pratoni del Vivaro (ITA) Lafayett 15  
1991 CH-EU-Y-C2* Torino (ITA) Lafayet 6  
1989 CH-EU-J-C1* Lausanne (SUI) Caliph 7 2
World Cup Final
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2009 CIC-W Final Strzegom (POL) STAND BY ME 19  
2006 CIC-W Final Malmö (SWE) STAND BY ME RET  
2005 CIC-W Final Malmö (SWE) FAIR DOBBIN 25  
2004 CIC-W Final Pau (FRA) MY FAIR LADY 1  
2003 CIC-W Final Pau (FRA) STAND BY ME 1  
Other Events
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2006 CCI4* Luhmühlen (GER) MY FAIR LADY 4  
2003 CCI4* Badminton (GBR) STAND BY ME 15  
1997 CCI4* Badminton (GBR) Lafayett 5  

Current Results
Date Venue Competition Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
26.06.2014 to 29.06.2014 CIC2* Flyinge (SWE)   FAIRNET 12  
29.05.2014 to 01.06.2014 CIC2* Kreuth (GER)   FAIRNET 8  
29.05.2014 to 01.06.2014 CCI2* Kreuth (GER)   FAIRNANDO 11  
16.05.2014 to 18.05.2014 CIC1* Höör (SWE)   FAIRNET 7  
25.04.2014 to 27.04.2014 CIC1* Sopot (POL)   FAIRNET 1  
25.04.2014 to 27.04.2014 CIC2* Sopot (POL)   FAIRNANDO 1  
12.04.2014 to 12.04.2014 CIC1* Annelöv (SWE)   FAIRNANDO 4  
12.04.2014 to 12.04.2014 CIC1* Annelöv (SWE)   FAIRNET 9  
21.09.2013 to 22.09.2013 CIC2* Flyinge (SWE)   FAIRNANDO 7  
21.09.2013 to 22.09.2013 CCI1* Flyinge (SWE)   FAIRNET EL  
29.08.2013 to 01.09.2013 CH-EU-C3* Malmö (SWE)   LA FAIR WD  
08.08.2013 to 11.08.2013 CIC2* Höör (SWE)   FAIRNANDO 7  
08.08.2013 to 11.08.2013 CIC1* Höör (SWE)   FAIRNET 9  
26.07.2013 to 28.07.2013 CIC1* Runsten (SWE)   FAIRNANDO 2  
26.07.2013 to 28.07.2013 CIC1* Runsten (SWE)   FAIRNET 25  
05.07.2013 to 07.07.2013 CIC1* Copenhagen (DEN)   FAIRNANDO 10  
05.07.2013 to 07.07.2013 CIC2* Copenhagen (DEN)   LA FAIR 10  
04.05.2013 to 05.05.2013 CIC1* Höör (SWE)   FAIRNANDO 4  
28.07.2012 to 09.08.2012 Olympic Games-C London (GBR)   LA FAIR   4
Abbreviation Meaning
DNF Did Not Finish
DNS Did Not Start
DNQ Did Not Qualify
DSQ Disqualified
FNR Finished No Rank
RET Retired
WDW Withdrawal






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