|Full name||Anna Karin Larsson|
30 August 1941 |
Malmö, Skåne, Sweden
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||64 kg (141 lb)|
Anna Karin Larsson (later Ahlström, born 30 August 1941) is a retired Swedish swimmer who won a bronze medal at the 1958 European Aquatics Championships in the 4×100 m freestyle relay. She competed in the same event at the 1956 and 1960 Summer Olympics and finished sixth in both games. Individually, she was eliminated in the preliminaries of the 100 m and 400 m freestyle.
Larsson retired from active swimming in 1962 to focus on her studies; she graduated in physiotherapy from the Lund University. However, she later returned to the pool and competed for a few years in the masters category. She also worked as a swimming coach and as instructor with disabled persons. She has three children: Peter Ahlström (b. 1965), Mats Ahlström (b. 1967) and Katarina Ahlström (b. 1970). Her mother died when Larsson was 19 years old. Her younger sister, Kristina, and brother, Gunnar are also former Olympic swimmers; Kristina competed with the same 4×100 m freestyle team at the 1960 Olympics.
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