Anders Gustafsson (SWE)

Anders Gustafsson (SWE)

Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
07 April 1979
192 cm
91 kg
Athlete, Director, Sports Administrator
English, Swedish


General Interest

Going to the beach, water sports. (Facebook page, 13 Sep 2016;, 01 July 2011)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian canoe sprint paddler Knut Holmann. (, 01 July 2011)
Other sports
He competed for Artemis Racing in the 35th edition of sailing's Americas Cup. (Twitter profile, 03 Oct 2016)
Other information
He retired from canoeing in 2013. (, 24 Oct 2013)

He has served as the chairman of the International Canoe Federation [ICF] Athletes Committee. He is the director of sports clothing company AG79. (Twitter profile, 03 Oct 2016; Instagram profile, 19 Sep 2016)

Prior to becoming a full-time athlete he worked for the Swedish Army. He was detailed as one of the King of Sweden's personal guards. (Facebook page, 13 Sep 2016)

International Debut

Competing for

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began paddling in 1986 with his older sister Karin at the Jonkoping Canoe Club.
Why this sport?
He wanted to try sailing but that club was fully booked up so he chose canoeing..


Olympic GamesK1 1000mEngland, London8 August 20122012Men3:29.9195Best result
Olympic GamesK1 500mChina, Beijing23 August 20082008Men1:38.4477Best result
Olympic GamesK2 1000mChina, Beijing22 August 20082008Men13
Olympic GamesK1 500mGreece, Athens28 August 20042004Men1:41.29117
Olympic GamesK4 1000mAustralia, Sydney30 September 20002000Men3:01.3268Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 500mGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Men1:42.28810Latest result
World ChampionshipsK1 1000mGermany, Duisburg31 August 20132013Men3:35.87311Latest result
World ChampionshipsK1 1000mHungary, Szeged19 August 20112011Men3:39.4882Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 500mPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Men1:38.4571Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 1000mPoland, Poznan21 August 20102010Men3:35.2367Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Men2:32.6776Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 500mCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Men1:37.6792Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 1000mCanada, Dartmouth15 August 20092009Men3:30.9762Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Men2:35.2678Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 500mGermany, Duisburg12 August 20072007Men1:37.33911
World ChampionshipsK1 500mUnited States, Gainesville, GA14 September 20032003Men1:39.5268Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mItaly, Milan28 August 19991999Men2:59.4988Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 500mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho16 June 20132013Men1:43.4265Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK1 1000mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho15 June 20132013Men3:49.75210Latest result
European ChampionshipsK1 500mCroatia, Zagreb24 June 20122012Men1:36.8581Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 1000mCroatia, Zagreb23 June 20122012Men3:34.0388
European ChampionshipsK1 500mSerbia, Belgrade19 June 20112011Men1:39.5322Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 1000mSerbia, Belgrade18 June 20112011Men3:30.17310
European ChampionshipsK1 5000mSerbia, Belgrade19 June 20112011Men21:51.2169
European ChampionshipsK1 500mSpain, Trasona4 July 20102010Men1:38.8812Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 1000mSpain, Trasona3 July 20102010Men3:14.4586Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 500mGermany, Brandenburg28 June 20092009Men1:35.8941Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 1000mGermany, Brandenburg27 June 20092009Men3:30.4192Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 500mItaly, Milan18 May 20082008Men1:45.3624Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 500mItaly, Milan18 May 20082008Men18
European ChampionshipsK2 1000mItaly, Milan17 May 20082008Men3:18.2095Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 500mSpain, Pontevedra1 July 20072007Men1:42.9052Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 1000mSpain, Pontevedra30 June 20072007Men3:42.8286Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 500mPoland, Poznan31 July 20052005Men1:40.4737
European ChampionshipsK1 1000mPoland, Poznan30 July 20052005Men3:38.2189
European ChampionshipsK1 1000mPoland, Poznan22 May 20042004Men3:38.0618
World CupIndividual Kayak1 September 20132013Men29Latest result
World CupIndividual Kayak3 June 20122012Men17
World CupIndividual Kayak21 August 20112011Men6Best result
World CupIndividual Kayak22 August 20102010Men13
World CupIndividual Kayak7 June 20092009Men1Best result
World CupIndividual Kayak29 June 20082008Men15
World CupIndividual Kayak3 June 20072007Men4Best result
World CupIndividual Kayak28 August 20052005Men17
World CupIndividual Kayak6 July 20032003Men19
World CupIndividual Kayak28 July 20022002Men142