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Olsson had his international breakthrough in 2001 when he won silver at the World Championships. He has the Swedish national record outdoors, 17.79m (2004 Summer Olympics), and shares the World record indoors, 17.83m (2004). Olsson has won the Swedish Championships seven times, and has also competed successfully on national level in high jumping.
March 7, 2004 at the 2004 IAAF World Indoor Championships, he jumped 17.83m and matched the World Record. August 23, 2004 at the 2004 Summer Olympics, he jumped 17.79m, broke the national record and won the gold medal.
- Gold medal at the Triple Jump at 2004 Summer Olympics
- Gold medal at the 2004 IAAF World Indoor Championships
- Waterford Crystal European Athlete of the Year Trophy , 2003
- Gold medal at the 2003 World Championships in Athletics
- Silver medal at the 2001 World Championships in Athletics
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