Angelica Bengtsson is a Swedish track and field athlete who specializes in pole vault. She became the first pole vault winner at the inaugural Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore in 2010.
Angelica Therese Bengtsson was born on July 8, 1993, in Vackelsang, Sweden. She initially started out in gymnastics and also hoped to follow in her father’s footsteps in the javelin throw. It quickly became apparent that she had a talent for pole vaulting. She began her career at the club level for IFK Vaxjo, before going on to join Hasselby SK.
Angelica Bengtsson has won gold medals at the 2009 World Youth Championships and the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics. She set a mark of 4.47 m for the youth world record for the event in 2010 and broke the world junior record with a vault of 4.63 m in 2011. Angelica Bengtsson placed tied 4th at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, China, having set a national record of 4.70 m in the final. She set a then-national record with 4.81 m, set indoor in Clermont-Ferrand, on February 24, 2019. Angelica Bengtsson has won eleven national titles.
On November 1, 2021, Angelica Bengtsson announced her retirement from pole vaulting.