Jan Johansen (kayaker)

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Jan Johansen
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Representing  Norway
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1968 Mexico City K-4 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1972 Munich K-4 1000 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1970 Copenhagen K-4 10000 m
Silver medal – second place 1966 East Berlin K-2 10000 m
Silver medal – second place 1971 Belgrade K-2 10000 m

Jan Johansen (born December 3, 1944) is a Norwegian sprint canoeist who competed in the late 1960s and the early 1970s. He won a gold medal in the K-4 1000 m at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City (with Steinar Amundsen, Tore Berger and Egil Søby), and earned a bronze medal at the 1972 Olympics in Munich at the same distance.[1]

Johansen also won three medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with a gold (K-4 10000 m: 1970) and two silvers (K-2 10000 m: 1966, 1971).


  1. ^ Profile: "Jan Johansen" databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on January 26, 2008)