The Best Olympic Athletes from Denmark

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List of the greatest Olympic athletes from Denmark, with photos when available. These are the best Danish Olympians of all time who have had the honor of representing their country at the prestigious Olympic games. Danish athletes from every era all have their place in the Olympic history books, but which Danish Olympian is the best of them all? You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from Denmark is by how many medals they took back to their country, but that isn't the only factor that comes into play when considering who the best really is.

List ranges from Jens-Erik Madsen to Birte Christoffersen, plus much more.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the best Danish Olympian of all time?" and "Who are the greatest Olympians from Denmark?"

America, Russia and Great Britain have the most Olympic medals out of every country that has been represented in the Olympics, but it doesn't mean that Olympic competitors from other nations don't deserve accolades as well. Vote for your favorite Denmark Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on Denmark.
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    Anna Stefanie Nanna Fryland Clausen was a Danish diver who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics. In 1920 she won the gold medal in the 10 metre platform competition. more

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    • Olympic Medalist Event: Women's 10 metre platform
    • Olympic Country: Denmark
    • Date Of Birth: 1900-04-01
    • Place Of Birth: Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe, Earth, Northern Hemisphere
    • Olympic Sport: Diving
    • Nationality: Denmark
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Diving at the 1920 Summer Olympics - Women's 10 metre platform
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 1920 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 1920 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal
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    Anders Otto Petersen was a Danish flyweight professional boxer who competed in the 1920s. Known as "Vidunderbarnet", he won a silver medal in Boxing at the 1920 Summer Olympics, losing to Frankie Genaro in the final. more

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    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Boxing^! Flyweight -50.8kg
    • Olympic Country: Denmark
    • Date Of Birth: 1902-01-01
    • Olympic Sport: Boxing
    • Nationality: Denmark
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Boxing at the 1920 Summer Olympics - Men's flyweight
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 1920 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 1920 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal
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    Michael Vestergaard Knudsen is a Danish team handball player. He is a European Champion, having won the 2008 European Men's Handball Championship with the Danish national handball team. He received a bronze medal at the 2007 World Men's Handball Championship, where he was voted into the All-star-team.more

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    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's handball
    • Olympic Country: Denmark
    • Date Of Birth: 1978-09-04
    • Place Of Birth: Hobro, Denmark, Europe, Earth, Northern Hemisphere
    • Olympic Sport: Team handball
    • Nationality: Denmark
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Handball at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's tournament
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics
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    Alex Nicki Rasmussen is a Danish professional racing cyclist. Rasmussen is a track cycling specialist, and was the 2005 Scratch World Champion. Together with Michael Mørkøv, Rasmussen won the Danish Madison Championships six times in a row, and as such, are nicknamed the 'Par nummer syv'. Rasmussen has ...more

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    • Date Of Birth: 1984-06-09
    • Place Of Birth: Odense, Denmark, Region Syddanmark, Odense Municipality, Europe, + more
    • Nationality: Denmark
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    Casper Jørgensen is a Danish professional racing cyclist. more

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    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Track cycling^! Team Pursuit (4000m)
    • Olympic Country: Denmark
    • Olympic Sport: Track cycling
    • Nationality: Denmark
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's team pursuit
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal
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    Mads Reinholdt Rasmussen is a Danish rower and double World Champion and Olympic Gold winner in the Lightweight Double Sculls, with his partner Rasmus Quist. Rasmussen and Quist placed fourth in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, third in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and first in the 2012 ...more

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    • Date Of Birth: 1981-11-24
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    Anne van Olst

    Anne Jensen-Van Olst is a Danish dressage rider. She was part of the Bronze winning Danish team at the Olympic games in Beijing 2008 and finished 23rd in the individual dressage at the 2012 Summer Olympics, riding Clearwater. more

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    • Date Of Birth: 1962-03-28
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    Rasmus Quist Hansen is a Danish rower and double World Champion in the Lightweight Double Sculls, with his partner Mads Rasmussen. Quist and Rasmussen placed first in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, third in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and fourth in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. more

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    • Date Of Birth: 1980-04-05
    • Nationality: Denmark
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