Anders Gustafsson

Date of birth:
7 Abril 1979
Anders Gustafsson (SWE)

Biography

General Interest

Hobbies
Going to the beach, water sports. (Facebook page, 13 Sep 2016; canoeicf.com, 01 July 2011)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian canoe sprint paddler Knut Holmann. (canoeicf.com, 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
RETIREMENT
He retired from canoeing in 2013. (canoe.org.au, 24 Oct 2013)

OTHER ROLES
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)

KING'S PROTECTION
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

Year
1999
Competing for
Sweden

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..

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
07 April 1979
Height
192 cm
Weight
91 kg
Residence
Bermuda
Occupation
Athlete, Director, Sports Administrator
Languages
English, Swedish