Michael Söderlund

Michael Söderlund
Michael Söderlund
Personal information
Full name Per Michael Söderlund
Nationality  Sweden
Born March 30, 1962 (1962-03-30) (age 49)
Karlskrona, Blekinge
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle and backstroke
Club Karlskrona SS
College team University of California, Berkeley

Michael Söderlund (born March 30, 1962 in Karlskrona, Blekinge) is a former swimmer from Sweden who competed in three conscutive Summer Olympics, between 1980 to 1988. In the 1984 Summer Olympics, he was a part of the 4×100 m freestyle relay team, swimming one leg in the prelims. His best individual result in the Olympics was a 6th place on 200 m backstroke on the time of 2:04.10, which was a Swedish record for 27 years.


Personal bests

Long course (50 m)

Event Time

Date Meet Location Ref
200 m freestyle  1:51.44  01988-03-24 24 March 1988 US Summer Nationals Orlando, FL, United States
200 m backstroke  2:04.10  01980-07-26 26 July 1980 Olympic Games Moscow, Soviet Union

Legend: WRWorld record; EREuropean record; NRSwedish record;
Records not set in finals: (h) – heat; (sf) – semifinal; (r) – relay 1st leg; (rh) – relay heat 1st leg; (b) – B final; – en route to final mark; (tt) – time trial


  • Karlskrona SS


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