Karin Larsson

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Karin Larsson
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Personal information
Full name Anna Karin Larsson
Nationality Swedish
Born (1941-08-30) 30 August 1941 (age 75)
Malmö, Skåne, Sweden
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Sport Swimming
Club SK Ran

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.[1] 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.[2][3]

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).[1] 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.[2]


  1. ^ a b Bo Hultén (2005). Tre olympiska Larssons från Malmö. bredband.net
  2. ^ a b Karin Larsson. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ Karin Ahlström. Swedish Olympic Committee