Lars Andersson (canoeist)

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Lars Andersson
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1970 Copenhagen K-2 500 m
Gold medal – first place 1971 Belgrade K-2 500 m
Silver medal – second place 1970 Copenhagen K-1 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 1970 Copenhagen K-2 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 1971 Belgrade K-1 1000 m

Lars Ivar Andersson (born November 22, 1948) is a Swedish sprint canoeist who competed from the late 1960s to the late 1970s. He won five medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with two golds (K-2 500 m: 1970, 1971) and three silvers (K-1 1000 m: 1970, 1971; K-2 1000 m: 1970).

Andersson also competed in three Summer Olympics, earning his best finish of fifth in the K-2 1000 m event at Mexico City in 1968.

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