Alshammar has a “Diva” tattoo to remind her not to be a diva


Interesting detail about Sweden’s Therese Alshammar, 33-year-old World Cup winner 2010 and Dubai 2010 World champion in the 50 butterfly. Source

“I lived in London for a number of years, so it’s like my second home. I really, really like the city so it would be nice to have a little bit of ‘homeground’ advantage,” said the swimmer who had “Diva” tattoed on her lower back to remind her to work hard. She explained: “When I was a bit younger I was a bit of a diva, because I didn’t train so hard and didn’t put in the effort. I made the tattoo to remind me that my previous ways weren’t so efficient and successful, and also as a tribute to women.”

Alshammar at the Stockholm 2010 World Cup


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