Swedish Olympic High Jumper Kasja Bergqvist Confirms She's a Lesbian

Champion high jumper Kasja Bergqvist has confirmed that she is in a “fantastic” relationship with a woman. The Swedish athlete, who won the world high jumping title in 2005 as well as a bronze medal in 2000 Olympics is quoted in an upcoming issue of the Swedish gay magazine QX as saying that while she and her partner, Kristina, have been together for a while, the pair hasn’t gone public until now because of privacy issues.
By: SheWired Editors
December 22 2011 4:16 PM

Champion high jumper Kasja Bergqvist has confirmed that she is in a “fantastic” relationship with a woman.

The Swedish athlete, who won the world high jumping title in 2005 as well as a bronze medal in 2000 Olympics is quoted in an upcoming issue of the Swedish gay magazine QX as saying that while she and her partner, Kristina, have been together for a while, the pair hasn’t gone public until now because of privacy issues.

Outsports has run the following translated quote from Bergqvist: “We would like to take this at our own pace, and it is only now when and Kristina have been together for a while that we feel secure with each other and in the relationship. Therefore, we felt that we could come out with this.”

About a year ago Berqvist divorced her husband, Swedish film director Måns Herngren.

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