Lars Glasser

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Lars Glasser
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1952 Helsinki K-2 1000 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1948 London K-1 4 x 500 m
Gold medal – first place 1950 Copenhagen K-1 4 x 500 m
Gold medal – first place 1950 Copenhagen K-2 500 m
Gold medal – first place 1950 Copenhagen K-2 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 1954 Mâcon K-1 4 x 500 m
Silver medal – second place 1948 London K-1 500 m

Lars Glasser (October 4, 1925 – January 15, 1999) was a Swedish sprint canoeist who competed in the late 1940s and early 1950s. He won the silver medal in the K-2 1000 m event at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.

Glasser also won six medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with five golds (K-1 4 x 500 m: 1948, 1950, 1954; K-2 500 m: 1950, K-2 1000 m: 1950) and one silver (K-1 500 m: 1948). Note that the K-1 500 m, K-1 4 x 500 m, and K-2 500 m events were part of the International Canoe Federation's 1948 World Championships and not of the 1948 Summer Olympics which was also in London. The K-1 4 x 500 m event was held at the Summer Olympics once at the 1960 Games in Rome while the K-1 500 m and K-2 500 m have been held at every Olympics since the 1976 Games in Montreal.

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