He won silver at the european championships in indoor track and field in 2000 and was for the OLYMPICS in Sydney in the same year.
Now is the six fold Swedish champion in the pole vault, Martin Eriksson, once again in the headlines in Sweden.
This time because the gender is changed, and she now is a woman by the name of Veronica.
I have always been a girl, but pretended I was a guy, says the 48-year-old Eriksson, in the podcast Kommentatorerna.
- five years ago, I thought, that it is not held anymore. It went too far, and I was forced to do something about it, says Eriksson in the podcast.
She had early memories of feeling like a girl.
- But then I have grown the sport, and he becomes the macho along the way.
- It is very common among transkvinder to try to exaggerate the masculine on the way to hide it, says Eriksson.
Martin Eriksson was also at the WORLD championships in 1997, 1999 and 2001, and has since karrierestoppet in the beginning of the millennium working as an it consultant.
Only then atletikkarrieren ended took kvindegenet completely over, and she was suddenly in a male-dominated workplace wearing a dress.
- We had a great meeting, and I then asked to get five minutes to tell you what it was about, and it was really good, " says Eriksson.
She has previously told how she, as a child, competed with his brother to jump the highest on the family højdespringsmadras, and so she had to use a pole so she could jump higher than his brother.
After his career has hormone therapy, facial surgery and a legal shift changed the gender, while Veronica is on a waiting list for underlivskirurgi.
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