Denmark at the 1908 Summer Olympics

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Denmark at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  DEN
NOC National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark
Website www.dif.dk (Danish) (English)
At the 1908 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 101
Flag bearer Aage Holm
Medals
Rank: 16
Gold
0
Silver
2
Bronze
3
Total
5
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Denmark competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, England. No Danish athletes had competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Silver national football team, DenmarkDenmark national football team
Peter Andersen   Johannes Gandil   Sophus Nielsen
Magnus Beck   Knud Hansen   Oskar Nørland
Ødbert E. Bjarnholt   August Lindgren   Bjørn Rasmussen
Harald Bohr   Einar Middelboe   Vilhelm Wolfhagen
Charles Buchwald   Kristian Middelboe
Ludvig Drescher   Nils Middelboe
Football October 24
 Silver Dam, LudvigLudvig Dam Swimming Men's 100 m backstroke July 17
 Bronze Andersen, AndersAnders Andersen Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman middleweight July 25
 Bronze Jensen, CarlCarl Jensen Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman light heavyweight July 22
 Bronze Jensen, Søren MarinusSøren Marinus Jensen Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman super heavyweight July 24

Results by event[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Event Place Athlete Heats Semifinals Final
Men's 100 metres Heats Axel Petersen 11.5 seconds
2nd, heat 9
Did not advance
Men's 1500 metres Semi-
finalist
Kjeld Nielsen None held Unknown
6th, semifinal 2
Did not advance
Men's 5 miles Semi-
finalist
Julius Jørgensen None held Unknown
3rd, semifinal 3
Did not advance
Kjeld Nielsen Unknown
4th, semifinal 2
Men's marathon 23rd Julius Jørgensen None held 3:47:44.0
26th Rudy Hansen 3:53:15.0
Men's 3500 metre walk 6th Charles Vestergaard None held 17:07.0
2nd, semifinal 2
17:21.8
Semi-
finalist
Arne Højme 17:23.4
6th, semifinal 1
Did not advance
Men's 10 mile walk Arne Højme None held Did not finish
—, semifinal 1
Did not advance
Charles Vestergaard Did not finish
—, semifinal 2
Event Place Athlete Height/
Distance
Men's standing long jump 8-25 Svend Langkjær Unknown
Men's standing high jump 8th Svend Langkjær 1.42 metres
Men's hammer throw 10-19 Harald Agger Unknown

Boxing[edit]

2 Danish boxers competed in the lightweight class, with each losing his first bout.

Weight
class
Place Boxer Round
of 16
Quarter-
finals
Semi-
finals
Final
Lightweight
Up to 140 pounds
7th Hemming Hansen Lost to Johnson
2-0 decision
Did not advance
Waldemar Holberg Lost to Wells
4th-round decision
Opponent nation Wins Losses Percent
Great Britain 0 2 .000
Total 0 2 .000

Fencing[edit]

Event Place Fencer First
round
Second
round
Semi-
final
Final
Men's épée Semi-
finalist
Lauritz Christian Østrup 5-1 (1st in A) 3-1 (1st in 2) 5-5 (6th in 2) Did not advance
Second
round
Ivan Osiier 5-3 (2nd in E) 2-2 (3rd in 2) Did not advance
Ejnar Levison 3-2 (2nd in C) 1-4 (5th in 1)
First
round
Herbert Sander 2-4 (4th in B) Did not advance
Otto Becker 4-4 (4th in D)
Frantz Jørgensen 3-4 (5th in I)
Men's sabre Semi-
finalist
Lauritz Østrup 4-1 (1st in I) 2-1 (2nd in 8) 3-4 (6th in 2) Did not advance
Second
round
Einar Schwartz-Nielsen 2-1 (1st in E) 0-3 (4th in 8) Did not advance
First
round
Harald Krenchel 1-3 (5th in D) Did not advance
Event Place Fencers Play-in
match
First
round
Semi-
finals
Final Repechage Silver
medal match
Men's team épée 4th Ejnar Levison (all)
Ivan Osiier (all)
Lauritz Østrup (1st)
Herbert Sander (all)
Otto Becker (rep)
Bye Lost to France
10-6
Relegated to
repechage
Did not advance Lost to Great Britain
9-8
Out
4th place
Did not advance

Football[edit]

Denmark was represented by the Denmark national football team.

Event Place Players First round Semifinals Final Bronze match
Men's football 2nd P. Marius Andersen, Harald Bohr, Charles Buchwald, Ludvig Drescher, Johannes Gandil,
Harald Hansen, August Lindgren, Kristian Middelboe (captain), Nils Middelboe,
Sophus Nielsen, Oscar Nielsen-Nørland, Bjørn Rasmussen, Vilhelm Wolffhagen
Won vs.
France B
9-0
Won vs.
France A
17-1
Lost vs.
Great Britain
2-0
Not relegated

Gymnastics[edit]

Event Place Gymnast Score
Men's team 4th Carl Andersen, Hans Bredmose, Jens Chievitz, Arvor Hansen, Christian Hansen, Ingvardt Hansen, Einar Hermann, Knud Holm, Poul Holm, Oluf Husted-Nielsen, Charles Jensen, Gorm Jensen, Hendrik Johansen, Harald Klem, Robert Madsen, Viggo Meulengracht-Madsen, Lukas Nielsen, Oluf Olsson, Niels Petersen, Nicolai Philipsen, Hendrik Rasmussen, Viktor Rasmussen, Marius Thuesen, Niels Turin-Nielsen 378

Shooting[edit]

Event Place Shooter Score
Men's 300 metre free rifle 14th Lars Jørgen Madsen 813
18th Christian Pedersen 780
21st Hans Christian Schultz 769
33rd Niels Laursen 712
42nd Poul Liebst 645
48th Christian Christensen 501
51st Lorents Jensen 321
Men's team free rifle 4th Niels Andersen
Lars Jørgen Madsen
Ole Olsen
Christian Christensen
Christian Pedersen
Hans Christian Schultz
4543
Men's team military rifle 8th Niels Andersen
Christian Christensen
Lorents Jensen
Niels Laursen
Julius Hillemann-Jensen
Ole Olsen
1909

Swimming[edit]

Event Place Swimmer Heats Semifinals Final
Men's 100 metre freestyle Heats Harald Klem Unknown
3-6, heat 1
Did not advance
Poul Holm Unknown
3-5, heat 3
Hjalmar Saxtorph Unknown
4-5, heat 5
Men's 400 metre freestyle Heats Aage Holm 8:08.8
2nd, heat 5
Did not advance
Hjalmar Saxtorph Unknown
4-5, heat 7
Men's 100 metre backstroke 2nd Ludvig Dam 1:26.4
2nd, heat 4
Unknown
2nd, semifinal 1
1:26.6
Men's 200 metre breaststroke Heats Harald Klem Unknown
3rd, heat 6
Did not advance
Men's 4x200 metre freestyle relay Semi-
finalist
Poul Holm
Harald Klem
John Ludvig Dam
Hjalmar Saxtorph
None held 12:53.0
2nd, semifinal 1
Did not advance

Wrestling[edit]

Event Place Wrestler Round
of 32
Round
of 16
Quarter-
finals
Semi-
finals
Final
Greco-Roman lightweight 5th Anders Møller Defeated
Whittingstall
Defeated
Faulkner
Lost to
Lindén
Did not advance
9th Carl Carlsen Defeated
Steens
Lost to
Lindén
Did not advance
17th Christian Carlsen Lost to
Hawkins
Did not advance
Greco-Roman middleweight 3rd Anders Andersen Bye Defeated
Lorenz
Defeated
Belmer
Lost to
Mårtensson
Defeated (walkover)
Jósepsson
4th Jóhannes Jósepsson Bye Defeated
Orosz
Defeated
Frank
Lost to
Andersson
Lost (walkover) to
Andersen
5th Johannes Eriksen Bye Defeated
E. Bacon
Lost to
Andersson
Did not advance
Axel Larsson Defeated
Duijm
Defeated
Lelie
Lost to
Mårtensson
Greco-Roman light heavyweight 3rd Carl Jensen Bye Defeated
Oosten
Defeated
Banbrook
Lost to
Saarela
Defeated
Payr
17th Harald Christiansen Lost to
Larsson
Did not advance
Henri Nielsen Lost to
Saarela
Greco-Roman super heavyweight 3rd Søren Marinus Jensen None held Bye Lost to
Weisz
Defeated
Payr
5th Carl Jensen Lost to
Weisz
Did not advance
Opponent nation Wins Losses Percent
Belgium 1 0 1.000
Finland 0 4 .000
Great Britain 4 1 .800
Hungary 3 2 .600
Netherlands 5 0 1.000
Sweden 1 5 .167
Total international 14 12 .538
Denmark 1 1 .500
Total 15 13 .536

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