Jens Nordqvist

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Jens Nordqvist
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1981 Nottingham K-4 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 1982 Belgrade K-4 500 m

Jens Nordqvist (born July 3, 1959) is a Swedish sprint canoer who competed in the early 1980s. He won two medals in the K-4 500 m event at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with a silver in 1981 and a bronze in 1982.

Nordqvist also competing at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, finishing ninth in the K-2 500 m event while being eliminated in the semifinals of the K-2 1000 m event.


  • ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936–2007 at the Wayback Machine (archived 2010-01-05)
  • ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-11-09)
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Jens Nordqvist". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2015-10-02.