Fredrik Lööf in 2013.
|Full name||Max Emil Fredrik Lööf|
13 December 1969|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||87 kg (192 lb)|
|Club||Kristinehamns Kanotseglare, Royal Swedish Yacht Club|
Max Emil Fredrik Lööf (born 13 December 1969 in Kristinehamn, Sweden) is a Swedish professional sailor who has participated in six Summer Olympics, winning one gold and two bronze medals. He won the gold medal in Star with Max Salminen at the 2012 Summer Olympics and the bronze medals in Finn in the 2000 Summer Olympics and with Anders Ekström in Star in the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Fredrik Lööf was born in Kristinehamn close to Vänern on 13 December 1969. He started sailing the Optimist and started racing in the Optimist class at age eight and then continued to the Europe and OK classes.
In 1988 Lööf started sailing Finn to qualify for the 1992 Summer Olympics. He finished fifth in Finn in the 1992 Summer Olympics and the 1996 Summer Olympics. In 2000, he won a bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics. In addition he won three Finn World Championships and finished on the podium another four times.
After the 2000 Olympics, he moved on to the Star class. In the 2004 Summer Olympics, he finished 12th with Anders Ekström in Star. He continued in the class together with Ekström and won the bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
In the 2012 Summer Olympics, Lööf sailed together with Max Salminen in the Star class, the team was created and coached by Italian Michele Marchesini. The team were making good results and on the day of the Medal race, the three medallist boats were decided with the Lööf/Salminen crew as potential bronze medallists. In the decisive race Lööf and Salminen made a good effort, while the other boats helmed by Iain Percy and Robert Scheidt were guarding each other. As winners of the Medal race, the Swedish team moved to the first place in the result list and became Olympic champions in the Star class.
Lööf was among the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony flag bearers, holding the Swedish flag.
Lööf has also won two World Championships in Star, in 2001 and 2004, and finished second once, in 2003. He has won the European Championships in Star three times, and finished on the podium another three times.
- As of 27 September 2015
|1987||OK World Championships||Luleå, Sweden||4th||Ok Dinghy|
|1990||Finn Gold Cup||Porto Carras, Greece||12th||Finn class|
|1991||Finn Gold Cup||Kingston, Canada||4th||Finn class|
|1992||Finn Gold Cup||Cadiz, Spain||18th||Finn class|
|Olympic Games||Barcelona, Spain||5th||Finn class|
|1993||Finn Gold Cup||Bangor, UK||2nd||Finn class|
|1994||Finn Gold Cup||Tallinn, Estonia||1st||Finn class|
|1995||Finn Gold Cup||Melbourne, Australia||2nd||Finn class|
|1996||Finn Gold Cup||La Rochelle, France||3rd||Finn class|
|Olympic Games||Savannah, USA||5th||Finn class|
|1997||6 Metre World Championships||Cannes, France||10th||6 Metre class|
|Finn Gold Cup||Gdańsk, Poland||1st||Finn class|
|1998||Finn Gold Cup||Athens, Greece||2nd||Finn class|
|1999||Finn Gold Cup||Melbourne, Australia||1st||Finn class|
|2000||Finn Gold Cup||Weymouth, UK||8th||Finn class|
|Olympic Games||Sydney, Australia||3rd||Finn class|
|2001||Star World Championships||Medemblik, Netherlands||1st||Star class|
|2002||Star World Championships||Marina del Rey, USA||14th||Star class|
|2003||ISAF Sailing World Championships||Cadiz, Spain||2nd||Star class|
|2004||Star World Championships||Gaeta, Italy||1st||Star class|
|Olympic Games||Athens, Greece||12th||Star class|
|2005||Star World Championships||Buenos Aires, Argentina||4th||Star class|
|2005||Etchells World Championships||San Francisco, USA||18th||Etchells class|
|2006||Star World Championships||San Francisco, USA||5th||Star class|
|2007||Melges 24 World Championships||Santa Cruz, USA||17th||Melges 24 class|
|ISAF Sailing World Championships||Cascais, Portugal||8th||Star class|
|2008||Star World Championships||Miami, USA||11th||Star class|
|Olympic Games||Qingdao, China||3rd||Star class|
|2009||Star World Championships||Varberg, Sweden||6th||Star class|
|Melges 32 World Championships||Porto Cervo, Italy||10th||Melges 32 class|
|2010||Star World Championships||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||7th||Star class|
|2011||ISAF Sailing World Championships||Perth, Australia||5th||Star class|
|2012||Star World Championships||Hyères, France||5th||Star class|
|Olympic Games||Weymouth and Portland, UK||1st||Star class|
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