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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 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 NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1980 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) SWE Agneta Andersson
Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women (Olympic) 6
Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Women (Olympic) Karin Olsson 5
1984 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) SWE Agneta Andersson
Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
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) SWE Agneta Andersson
Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women (Olympic) 8
Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Women (Olympic) Anna Olsson 6
Kayak Fours, 500 metres, Women (Olympic) Sweden 6
1992 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) SWE Agneta Andersson
Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Women (Olympic) Susanne Gunnarsson 2 Silver
Kayak Fours, 500 metres, Women (Olympic) Sweden 3 Bronze
1996 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) SWE Agneta Andersson
Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Women (Olympic) Susanne Gunnarsson 1 Gold
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 NOC As
1988 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony SWE Agneta Andersson

Special Notes