Mattias Sunneborn

Mattias Sunneborn - längdhoppsgropen.jpg

Mattias Sunneborn (born 27 September 1970 in Bunge, Gotland) is a Swedish long jumper. He was an Olympic finalist in 1996. He was the 1996 European Indoor Champion and 1995 World Indoor silver medalist.

His personal best jump is 8.21 metres, achieved in June 1996 in Malmö.[1]

As of 2018, he is still an active masters athlete. He won the M40 400 metres at the 2015 World Masters Athletics Championships just weeks before his 45th birthday.

Sunneborn was in his youth engaged to Sweden's future Minister of Culture and Democracy, Alice Bah Kuhnke.[2]

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Sweden
1989 European Junior Championships Varaždin, Yugoslavia 8th Long jump 7.49 m[3]
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 32nd (q) Long jump 7.61 m
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 11th Long jump 7.70 m
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 18th (q) Long jump 7.61 m
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 8th 4 × 100 m relay 39.22 s
31st (q) Long jump 7.78 m
1994 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 7th Long jump 7.96 m
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 9th Long jump 7.85 m
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 2nd Long jump 8.20 m
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 25th (q) Long jump 7.67 m
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 1st Long jump 8.06 m
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 8th Long jump 8.06 m
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 15th (q) Long jump 7.81 m
World Championships Athens, Greece 21st (q) Long jump 7.72 m
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 9th Long jump 7.68 m
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 5th Long jump 8.01 m
2000 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 18th (q) Long jump 7.54 m
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 29th (q) Long jump 7.63 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 20th (q) Long jump 7.63 m


  1. ^ Swedish athletics records Archived 2007-07-01 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Sunneborns okända förlovning – med Alice Bah Kuhnke". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 31 August 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)