Steinar Amundsen

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Steinar Amundsen
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Competitor for  Norway
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1968 Mexico City K-4 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1972 Munich K-4 1000 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1970 Copenhagen K-4 10000 m
Gold medal – first place 1975 Belgrade K-4 10000 m

Steinar Amundsen (born 4 July 1945) is a Norwegian sprint canoer. He won the gold medal on K4 1000 metres at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City (with Egil Søby, Tore Berger and Jan Johansen), and obtained a bronze medal at the 1972 Olympics in Munich on the same distance.[1]

Amundsen also won two gold medals in the K-4 10000 m event at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships, earning them in 1970 and 1975.

He was a member of Bærum KK.[2] Amundsen's younger brother Harald competed as a sprint canoer in the 1980s.


  1. ^ "Profile: Steinar Amundsen" (Retrieved on February 13, 2008)
  2. ^ "Bærum Kajakklubb". Store norske leksikon. Kunnskapsforlaget. 2007.