Rolf Peterson

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Rolf Peterson
Rolf Peterson 1964.jpg
Rolf Peterson at the 1964 Olympics
Personal information
Born 11 May 1944 (1944-05-11) (age 72)
Halmstad, Sweden
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Sport Canoe sprint
Club Halmstads Kanotklubb,
Kanotföreningen Kanotisterna, Södertälje

Rolf Peterson (born 11 May 1944) is a retired Swedish sprint canoeist. He competed in the K-1 1000 m event at the 1964, 1968 and 1968 Olympics and won a gold in 1964 and a silver in 1972, finishing fifth in 1968. At the world championships Peterson won two gold and one silver medals in K-2 events in 1970–1971, all with Lars Andersson.[1][2] He was awarded the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal in 1964 and served as the Swedish Olympic flag bearer in 1968.[3]


  1. ^ Rolf Peterson.
  2. ^ Rolf Peterson. Swedish Olympic Committee
  3. ^ Sweden.

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Preceded by
Jonny Nilsson
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
Succeeded by
Kjell Johansson