|Born||29 August 1990|
|Education||Mid Sweden University|
|Event(s)||100 m, 200 m|
Tom Kling-Baptiste (born 29 August 1990 in Sundsvall) is a Swedish athlete competing in sprinting events.He represented his country at the 2014 World Indoor Championships without advancing from the first round.
|2009||European Junior Championships||Kaunas, Lithuania||21st (sf)||100 m||10.84|
|8th||4x100 m relay||40.56|
|2010||European Championships||Barcelona, Spain||29th (h)||100 m||10.64|
|2011||European U23 Championships||Ostrava, Czech Republic||16th (h)||100 m||10.74|
|9th (h)||4x100 m relay||40.45|
|2012||European Championships||Helsinki, Finland||11th (h)||4x100 m relay||39.87|
|2013||European Indoor Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||11th (sf)||60 m||6.73|
|2014||World Indoor Championships||Sopot, Poland||29th (h)||60 m||6.72|
|European Championships||Zürich, Switzerland||29th (h)||100 m||10.50|
|10th (h)||4x100 m relay||39.27|
|2015||Universiade||Gwangju, South Korea||16th (qf)||100 m||10.59|
|13th (sf)||200 m||21.30|
|2016||European Championships||Amsterdam, Netherlands||22nd (sf)||200 m||21.34|
|11th (h)||4x100 m relay||39.37|
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