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Agneta ANDERSSON

Sweden
TeamSweden
CanoeCanoe
Olympic Medals
3G
2S
2B
Games Participations5
First Olympic GamesMoscow 1980
Year of Birth1961

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.

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