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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 on Wikipedia

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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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 also found success on the road, winning the 2007 Danish National Road Race Championships. Rasmussen previously competed for UCI ProTeams Team Saxo Bank, HTC-Highroad, and Garmin-Barracuda. On 19 March 2013, Garmin-Sharp re-signed Rasmussen for the remainder of the 2013 season. Rasmussen left Garmin-Sharp following the 2013 season, and subsequently announced plans to re-enter track cycling. ...more on Wikipedia

Date Of Birth: 1984-06-09

Place Of Birth: Odense, Denmark, Region Syddanmark, Odense Municipality, Europe, + more

Nationality: Denmark

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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 on Wikipedia

Date Of Birth: 1980-04-05

Nationality: Denmark

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Casper Jørgensen is a Danish professional racing cyclist. ...more on Wikipedia

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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