Björn Barrefors, born October 27, 1987, in Stockholm, Sweden, is a Swedish decathlete.

Originally from Stockholm, Barrefors moved to the US in 2008 to train and study at the University of Nebraska, majoring in computer science. He made an immediate impact on the “Husker” decathlon program of his school in his first year, as he earned All-America honors in the indoor heptathlon and outdoor decathlon, while also breaking the school record in the heptathlon.

Barrefors competed at the 2012 Olympic trials for his country but, unfortunately, did not qualify. “Next time,” he tweeted, capped off with a smiley emoticon. His goal is to make it to the 2016 Olympic team in Rio.

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