|Born||11 May 1944 (age 79)|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||77 kg (170 lb)|
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 1972 Olympics and won a gold medal 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. He was awarded the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal in 1964 and served as the Swedish Olympic flag bearer in 1968.
Peterson at the 1964 Olympics
Peterson with wife, Anna Lindgren, and children
Anna checking Rolf's heart rate in 1968