Swedish sprint canoer who won six gold medals between 1942 and 1964 and competed at four different Olympics.
He competed in his first Olympic events in 1948 when he took gold in the K-1 1,000 meter and K-1 10,000 meter races.
He served as the head coach for the Swedish canoe team at the 1964 Olympics.
He is the son of Agnes and Heglund Fredriksson.
He took gold in the 1960 Olympics when boxer Muhammad Ali also took home the gold.