Rolf Peterson
Rolf Peterson by the 1960's
Personal information
Born11 May 1944 (1944-05-11) (age 79)
Halmstad, Sweden
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight77 kg (170 lb)
SportCanoe sprint
ClubHalmstads Kanotklubb,
Kanotföreningen Kanotisterna, Södertälje
Medal record
Representing  Sweden
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1964 Tokyo K-1 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 1972 Munich K-1 1000 m
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-2 1000 m

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.[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.
Awards Preceded byJonny Nilsson Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal 1964 Succeeded byKjell Johansson