Gunnar Åkerlund

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Gunnar Åkerlund
Hans Wetterström and Gunnar Åkerlund 1948.jpg
Gunnar Åkerlund and Hans Wetterström at the 1948 Olympics
Personal information
Born 20 November 1923
Nyköping, Sweden
Died 4 October 2006 (aged 82)
Nyköping, Sweden
Sport Canoe sprint
Club Nyköpings Kanotklubb

Ernst Gunnar Åkerlund (20 November 1923 – 4 October 2006) was a Swedish sprint canoer who competed in the late 1940s and early 1950s. He won two Olympic medals in the K-2 10000 m event: a gold in 1948 and a silver in 1952.

Åkerlund won three medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with two golds (K-2 10000 m: 1950, K-4 1000 m: 1948) and a silver (K-4 1000 m: 1950).[1][2]


  1. ^ Gunnar Åkerlund. Swedish Olympic Committee
  2. ^ Gunnar Åkerlund.

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