Sweden's athlete delegation for the 2023 European Games is now up to 39 following the latest additions ©Getty Images

Sweden's team for this year's European Games later this year has risen to 39 following the latest additions.

Marlena Jawaid and Daniel Steinbock have now been registered to compete individually and together in the modern pentathlon mixed relay at Kraków-Małopolska 2023. 

"The squad is growing and Sweden will send a strong and interesting squad to the European Games," said Sweden's Chef de Mission Peter Reinebro.

"We are especially looking forward to Olympic qualifiers in so many sports."

Jawaid is currently ranked 50th in the International Modern Pentathlon Union women's standings while Steinbock sits in 117th position in the world. 

The Swedish Olympic Committee (SOK) is expected to announce more athletes to compete at the Games scheduled to take place from June 21 until July 2.

The last day to register competitors is June 2, with approximately 80 athletes in total expected to represent the country.

Earlier this month, Erik Holmer, Fredrik Wahlén, and Isak Öhrström were chosen to represent Sweden in canoe slalom.

The Games are an important part of the Olympic qualification process as athletes can claim a direct spot at Paris 2024.

"A national quota place for the Olympics is at stake in Kraków, and it feels good to send three strong paddlers who can fight for Sweden to take it," said SOK sports director Henrik Forsberg.

Badminton athletes Edith Urell, Felix Burestedt, Moa Sjöö, Tilda Sjöö, Joel Hansson and Melker Zickerman Bexell were the first Swedes to be selected.

Urell and Burestedt are due to compete in the singles competitions while Hansson and Zickerman Bexell and the Sjöö siblings are due to play doubles.

They were joined by taekwondoin Ebrahim Marwan, Josef Alami, Ali Alian, Mohammed Chehade and Tindra Andersson and karateka Anna-Johanna Nilsson to make up the initial 12.

"The first selection of a dozen athletes for the European Games has now been made," said Reinebro.

"We will continue with the tryouts during the month of May.

"In total, the squad will be about 80 Swedes who will compete in Poland, where the competitions are very important for many athletes on the way to the Paris Olympics in 2024."

Sweden has won five gold medals in the two editions of the European Games, with two coming at Baku 2015 and three at Minsk 2019, putting it 23rd in the all-time standings.