Fredrik Lööf

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Fredrik Lööf
Fredrik Lööf.jpg
Fredrik Lööf in 2013.
Personal information
Full name Max Emil Fredrik Lööf
Nationality  Sweden
Born (1969-12-13) 13 December 1969 (age 47)
Kristinehamn, Sweden
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 87 kg (192 lb)
Sailing career
Class(es) Finn, Star
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.[1] 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.[2]

Biography[edit]

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.[3]

In 1988 Lööf started sailing Finn to qualify for the 1992 Summer Olympics.[4] He finished fifth in Finn in the 1992 Summer Olympics and the 1996 Summer Olympics.[5] 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.[5] 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.[6]

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.[7]

Achievements[edit]

As of 27 September 2015 [8]
Year Competition Venue Position Event
1987 OK World Championships Luleå, Sweden 4th Finn class
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OS-guld till Lööf och Salminen – OS". SVT.se. Archived from the original on 7 August 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tidigare studenten Fredrik Lööf tog OS-guld – GIH". Gih.se. 6 August 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  3. ^ C. Hildebrand, ed. (2004). 100 år under segel : svensk segling 1905–2005 : Svenska seglarförbundet. Stockholm: Nautiska förlaget. pp. 145–146. ISBN 91-89564-15-4. 
  4. ^ C. Hildebrand, ed. (2004). 100 år under segel : svensk segling 1905–2005 : Svenska seglarförbundet. Stockholm: Nautiska förlaget. p. 146. ISBN 91-89564-15-4. 
  5. ^ a b "Fredrik Lööf" (in Swedish). Swedish Olympic Committee. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 
  6. ^ Foto: William West/Scanpix. "Fredrik Lööf bär fanan på OS-avslutningen – Nyheter P4 Värmland". Sverigesradio.se. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Fredrik Lööf – Sveriges Olympiska Kommitté". Sok.se. 13 December 1969. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  8. ^ https://members.sailing.org/sailors/biog.php?memberid=45619

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