Lars Tore Gustafsson (born February 11, 1962 in Göteborg, Västra Götaland) is a retired male hammer thrower from Sweden, who competed at three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1988 (Seoul, South Korea). Since his retirement from competition, he has enjoyed success as a hammer coach
A member of the Mölndals Almänna Idrottsklubb he set the national record at 80.14 metres on July 4, 1989 in Lappeenranta, Finland. Gustafsson lives in Los Gatos, California, and works as a chiropractor.
Gustafsson has been involved in coaching since he retired. Koji Murofushi won the Gold Medal at 2011 World Championships in Daegu Korea and Bronze Medal at the 2012 London Olympics with Gustafsson as his Coach. In 2016, another of his athletes, Great Britain's Sophie Hitchon, won bronze in the hammer at the 2016 Olympic Games, her country's first ever global medal in that discipline.
|1981||European Junior Championships||Utrecht, Netherlands||6th||66.64 m|
|1986||European Championships||Stuttgart, West Germany||12th||69.94 m|
|Goodwill Games||Moscow, Soviet Union||9th||74.40 m|
|1987||World Championships||Rome, Italy||18th||73.54 m|
|1988||Olympic Games||Seoul, South Korea||11th||74.24 m|
|1990||European Championships||Split, SFR Yugoslavia||13th||72.86 m|
|1992||Olympic Games||Barcelona, Spain||15th||73.52 m|
|1993||World Championships||Stuttgart, Germany||15th||71.88 m|
|1994||European Championships||Helsinki, Finland||20th||71.90 m|
|1995||World Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||13th||74.44 m|
|1996||Olympic Games||Atlanta, Georgia, United States||30th||71.02 m|
|This biographical article relating to Swedish athletics is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|