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Agneta Andersson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 2
Bronze 2
Total 7
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameAgneta Monica•Andersson
Used nameAgneta•Andersson
Born25 April 1961 in Karlskoga (SWE)
Measurements172 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsBofors KK, Karlskoga (SWE)
NOC(s) Sweden

Biography

With seven Olympic medals and three gold medals, Sweden’s Agneta Andersson trails only Birgit Fischer-Schmidt among female canoeists at the Olympics. Andersson began her Olympic career in 1980, first winning gold in 1984, in both the K-1 and K-2 events and silver in the K-4. She competed at the 1988 Olympics but failed to medal. In 1992 she won silver in K-2 and bronze in K-4, while in 1996 she ended her career with gold in K-2 and bronze in the K-4 event. Andersson was less successful at the World Championships in terms of titles, claiming only the 1993 K-2 gold, but she won 11 medals at the Worlds in an international career that began in 1979.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1980 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women Olympic 6 Representing Sweden    
  Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Women Olympic Karin Olsson 5
1984 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women Olympic 1 Gold Representing Sweden    
  Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Women Olympic Anna Olsson 1 Gold
  Kayak Fours, 500 metres, Women Olympic Sweden 2 Silver
1988 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women Olympic 8 Representing Sweden    
  Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Women Olympic Anna Olsson 6
  Kayak Fours, 500 metres, Women Olympic Sweden 6
1992 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Women Olympic Susanne Gunnarsson 2 Silver Representing Sweden    
  Kayak Fours, 500 metres, Women Olympic Sweden 3 Bronze
1996 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Women Olympic Susanne Gunnarsson 1 Gold Representing Sweden    
  Kayak Fours, 500 metres, Women Olympic Sweden 3 Bronze

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1996 Summer Olympics 4 August 1996 Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Women Final Round 1:39.329 1

Other participations

Games Role Details
1988 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony Representing Sweden    

Special Notes