Carolina Kluft tells Swedish media to lay off the new stars, by Alfons Juck

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Sweden is track and field crazy. The new stars of track & field in Sweden are under huge pressure to perform. Swedish media compares the young stars to the stars of the past: Carolina Kluft, Christian Olsson and Stefan Holm.

Kluft may be the second greatest heptathlete of all times. Her domination of her era should not be underestimated. However, Kluft has chastised the Swedish press on comparing young stars to the golden stars of the past. She is worried about the stress it puts on the new stars. 

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Kelly Sotherton, Carolina Kluft, Birmingham 2007, 
photo by PhotoRun.net 
GOTEB0RG (SWE): Olympic gold medal winning heptathlete Carolina Kluft has criticized the Swedish media for comparing the current top Swedish athletes with the best Swedish athletes of former years, such as Christian Olsson and herself. She said that the constant pressure can be psychologically damaging. Reports aftonbladet.se.

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