Henrik Nilsson (born 15 February 1976 in Nyköping) is a Swedish sprint canoer who competed from the mid-1990s to 2004. Competing in three Summer Olympics, he won two medals in the K-2 1000 m event with a gold in 2004 and a silver in 2000.
Nilsson's first international medal came at the
1997 World Championships in Dartmouth, Canada, where he won the K-2 200 m bronze medal with partner Henrik Andersson.
His greatest triumphs however came with partner
Markus Oscarsson. In 2001 they were world championship bronze medalists in K-2 500 m.
Nilsson and Oscarsson then dominated the K-2 1000 m event over the next three years, winning two world championship gold medals, in Seville (
2002) and Gainesville, USA ( 2003), followed by the Olympic gold at Athens 2004.
Nilsson is 190 cm tall (6' 3) and weighs 86 kg (189 lbs).
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1936: Austria ( Adolf Kainz, Alfons Dorfner)
1948: Sweden ( Hans Berglund, Lennart Klingström)
1952: Finland ( Kurt Wires, Yrjö Hietanen)
1956: Germany ( Michael Scheuer, Meinrad Miltenberger)
1960: Sweden ( Gert Fredriksson, Sven-Olov Sjödelius)
1964: Sweden ( Sven-Olov Sjödelius, Gunnar Utterberg)
1968: Soviet Union ( Aleksandr Shaparenko, Volodymyr Morozov)
1972: Soviet Union ( Nikolai Gorbachev, Viktor Kratasyuk)
1976: Soviet Union ( Serhei Nahorny, Vladimir Romanovsky)
1980: Soviet Union ( Vladimir Parfenovich, Sergei Chukhray)
1984: Canada ( Hugh Fisher, Alwyn Morris)
1988: United States ( Greg Barton, Norman Bellingham)
1992: Germany ( Kay Bluhm, Torsten Gutsche)
1996: Italy ( Daniele Scarpa, Antonio Rossi)
2000: Italy ( Antonio Rossi, Beniamino Bonomi)
2004: Sweden ( Markus Oscarsson, Henrik Nilsson)
2008: Germany ( Andreas Ihle, Martin Hollstein)
2012: Hungary ( Rudolf Dombi, Roland Kökény)