Niklas Edin is the skip of the Swedish men's curling rink that also includes Sebastian Kraupp, Fredrik Lindberg, Viktor Kjäll and (alternate) Oskar Eriksson. Edin previously competed at the 2010 Olympics, finishing in fourth place. He has since accelerated his career by winning a gold medal at the 2013 World Championships.
- 2013: Won a gold medal at the World Championships, after winning bronze in both 2011 and 2012.
- Won gold medals at the European Championships in both 2009 and 2012, and a silver medal in 2011.
- Won a gold medal at the 2004 World Junior Championships.
Things to know:
1. His hometown, Örnsköldsvik, is a small town in northeastern Sweden that is more known for producing hockey players. It is the hometown of 2014 Swedish Olympic hockey players Henrik and Daniel Sedin, as well as 1994 Swedish Olympic hockey hero Peter Forsberg.
2. Makes his home in Karlstad, which is located in western Sweden. Karlstad is has a reputation for its sunny days, and its symbol is a smiling sun.
3. Shares a birthday with basketball player Pau Gasol, as well as comedian Kevin James.