She dominated long jump and sprints events in the Nordic countries during the 1960's. At the Nordic Championships in 1965 she won five gold medals (100 m, 200 m, 400 m, long jump and relay). She won the European Indoor Games in long jump in 1967 and 1968, and won a European Championships bronze medal in 1969. She finished seventh at the 1964 Summer Olympics and ninth at the 1968 Summer Olympics. In 1968 she also competed in pentathlon, finishing eighteenth.
Throughout her career she won 35 national championships in individual events, and set 29 national records. Her long jump record from 1968 of 6,56 metres still stands.
|1967||European Indoor Games||Prague, Czechoslovakia||1st||Long jump|
|1968||European Indoor Games||Madrid, Spain||1st||Long jump|
|1969||European Championships||Athens, Greece||3rd||Long jump|