Role: National Team Head Coach
Hometown: Jönköping, Sweden
Residence: Montréal, Québec
First year coaching the Canadian National Team: 2017
Anders Gustafsson is a decorated Swedish kayaker who joined Canada’s national coaching team as Head Coach in 2017. During his career, Anders competed in four Olympic Games (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012), eleven World Championships and a dozen World Cups and European Championships. He was World Champion in 2010 in the K1 500m event and retired in 2013.
Anders attended Jönköping University where he received a degree in International Business and also completed the Australian Institute of Sport/Melbourne Business School Performance Coaching and Leadership program. Anders was Chair of the ICF’s Athlete Committee from 2014-2017.
Anders has helped many Canadian athletes reach podium performances and continues to be an excellent leader for Canada’s National Team.
Personal International Results:
2012 Olympic Games (London, England) K-1 1000 – Fifth
2012 European Championships (Zagreb, Croatia) K-1 500 – Gold
2011 World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) K-1- 1000 – Silver
2011 European Championships (Belgrade, Serbia) K-1 500 – Silver
2010 World Championships (Poznan, Poland) K-1 500 – Gold
2009 World Championships (Dartmouth, Canada) K-1 500 – Silver
2009 World Championships (Dartmouth, Canada) K-1 1000 – Silver