Denmark at the 1912 Summer Olympics

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Denmark at the Olympic Games

Flag of Denmark
IOC code  DEN
NOC National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark
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At the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm
Competitors 152 (151 men and 1 woman) in 13 sports
Flag bearer Arne Højme
Medals
Rank: 14
Gold
1
Silver
6
Bronze
5
Total
12
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Intercalated Games
1906
The team of Denmark at the opening ceremony.

Denmark competed at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. 152 competitors, 151 men and 1 woman, took part in 45 events in 13 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics[edit]

14 athletes represented Denmark. It was the fourth appearance of the nation in athletics, which Denmark had competed in each time the nation appeared at the Olympics. Aage Rasmussen's fourth-place finish in the racewalk was Denmark's best athletics result in 1912.

Ranks given are within that athlete's heat for running events.

Athlete Events Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Holger Baden Ind. cross country N/A Did not finish
Johannes Christensen Marathon N/A 3:21:57.4 29
Karl Christiansen Ind. cross country N/A 49:06.4 14
Fritz Danild Ind. cross country N/A Did not finish
Vilhelm Gylche 10 km walk N/A 51:13.8 4 Did not finish
Karl Jensen Ind. cross country N/A Did not finish
Svend Langkjær Decathlon N/A 1830.850 26
Olaf Lodal Marathon N/A 3:21:57.6 30
Niels Petersen 10 km walk N/A Disqualified Did not advance
Viggo Petersen Ind. cross country N/A 53:00.8 23
Aage Rasmussen 10 km walk N/A 48:15.8 3 48:00.0 4
Steen Rasmussen Ind. cross country N/A 55:27.0 28
Gerhard Topp Ind. cross country N/A 54:24.9 26
Fritz Vikke Pole vault N/A 3.40 16 Did not advance
Karl Christiansen
Viggo Petersen
Gerhard Topp
Team cross country N/A 36 5

Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling[edit]

Eight cyclists represented Denmark. It was the first appearance of the nation in cycling. Olaf Meyland-Smith had the best time in the time trial, the only race held, placing 25th. The top four Danish cyclists had a combined time that placed them 8th of the 15 teams.

Road cycling[edit]

Cyclist Events Final
Result Rank
Charles Hansen Ind. time trial 11:40:04.0 32
Otto Jensen Ind. time trial Did not finish
Olaf Meyland-Smith Ind. time trial 11:32:24.2 25
Valdemar Nielsen Ind. time trial 12:33:09.2 72
Valdemar Christoffer Nielsen Ind. time trial Did not finish
Godtfred Olsen Ind. time trial 12:06:18.8 53
Hans Olsen Ind. time trial Did not finish
Johannes Reinwaldt Ind. time trial 11:57:20.0 48
Charles Hansen
Olaf Meyland-Smith
Godtfred Olsen
Johannes Reinwaldt
Team time trial 47:16:07.0 8

Equestrian pictogram.svg Equestrian[edit]

Dressage
Rider Horse Event Final
Penalties Rank
Rudolf Keyper Kinley Princess Individual 111 16
Carl Saunte Streg Individual 120 18
Eventing

(The maximum score in each of the five events was 10.00 points. Ranks given are for the cumulative score after each event. Team score is the sum of the top three individual scores.)

Rider Horse Event Long distance Cross country Steeplechase Show jumping Dressage Total
Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank
Frode Kirkebjerg Dibbe-Lippe Individual 10.00 1 5.69 23 10.00 20 Did not start Retired Did not finish
Carl Kraft Gorm Individual 10.00 1 10.00 1 Did not start Retired Did not finish
Carl Saunte Streg Individual Did not finish Retired Did not finish
Frode Kirkebjerg
Carl Kraft
Carl Saunte
Dibbe-Lippe
Gorm
Streg
Team Did not finish Retired Did not finish

Fencing pictogram.svg Fencing[edit]

Six fencers represented Denmark. It was the fourth appearance of the nation in fencing, in which Denmark had competed each time the nation appeared at the Olympics. Ivan Osiier was the only Danish fencer to advance to the final in an event, eventually capturing the silver medal in the épée. His second-place finish was the best in Danish Olympic fencing history at the time, as no Danish fencer had gotten to a final since Holger Nielsen won the bronze in the 1896 sabre competition.

Fencer Event Round 1 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Record Rank Record Rank Record Rank Record Rank
Oluf Berntsen Foil 3 losses 4 Did not advance
Épée 4 losses 5 Did not advance
Sabre 2 wins 2 Q 2 losses 3 Q 0 wins 6 Did not advance
Jens Berthelsen Foil 3 losses 3 Q 3 losses 4 Did not advance
Épée 3 losses 3 Q 5 losses 6 Did not advance
Sabre 1 win 3 Q 3 losses 4 Did not advance
Einar Levison Foil 0 losses 1 Q 3 losses 4 Did not advance
Épée 1 loss 1 Q 2 losses 3 Q 4 losses 4 Did not advance
Sabre 3 wins 1 Q 4 losses 5 Did not advance
Hans Olsen Foil 4 losses 6 Did not advance
Épée 6 losses 8 Did not advance
Ivan Osiier Foil 0 losses 1 Q 1 loss 1 Q  ? 5 Did not advance
Épée 0 losses 1 Q 1 loss 1 Q 2 losses 1 Q 5–2 2
Lauritz Østrup Foil 2 losses 3 Q 3 losses 4 Did not advance
Épée 3 losses 4 Did not advance
Oluf Berntsen
Jens Berthelsen
Ejnar Levison
Hans Olsen
Ivan Osiier
Lauritz Østrup
Team épée N/A 2–0 1 Q 1–2 3 Did not advance
Jens Berthelsen
Ejnar Levison
Hans Olsen
Ivan Osiier
Lauritz Østrup
Team sabre N/A 0–2 3 Did not advance

Football pictogram.svg Football[edit]

Quarterfinals

1912-06-30
Denmark  7 – 0  Norway
Olsen Goal 4' Goal 70' Goal 88'
S. Nielsen Goal 60' Goal 85'
Wolfhagen Goal 25'
Middelboe Goal 37'
Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm
Attendance: 700

Semifinals

1912-07-02
Denmark  4 – 1  Netherlands
Olsen Goal 14' Goal 87'
Jørgensen Goal 7'
P. Nielsen Goal 37'
H. Hansen Goal 85' (o.g.)
Olympiastadion, Stockholm
Attendance: 6,000

Final

1912-07-04
Great Britain  4 – 2  Denmark
Hoare Goal 22' Goal 41'
Walden Goal 10'
Berry Goal 43'
Olsen Goal 27' Goal 81'
Olympiastadion, Stockholm
Attendance: 25,000
Final rank
 Silver

Gymnastics[edit]

Forty-nine gymnasts represented Denmark. It was the third appearance of the nation in gymnastics. Denmark had a team compete in two of the three team competitions. The Danish teams won the nation's first gymnastics medals, placing third of five in the free system and second of three in the Swedish system. Six Danish gymnasts competed in the individual competition, with Arvor Hansen's 26th place finish the best of the six.

Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Artistic[edit]

Gymnast Events Final
Result Rank
Axel Andersen All-around 98.75 33
Arvor Hansen All-around 107.50 26
Charles Jensen All-around 103.75 30
Einar Møbius All-around 86.75 40
Carl Pedersen All-around 97.25 34
Niels Petersen All-around 97.25 34
Denmark Team, free system 21.25 3
Team, Swedish system 898.84 2

Modern pentathlon pictogram.svg Modern pentathlon[edit]

Denmark had four competitors in the first Olympic pentathlon competition. The Danish pentathletes had little success, with three of them not finishing and the fourth coming in last among the finishers, nearly 30 points behind the next nearest competitor.

(The scoring system was point-for-place in each of the five events, with the smallest point total winning.)

Athlete Shooting Swimming Fencing Riding Running Total points Rank
Score Points Time Points Wins Touches Points Penalties Time Points Time Points
Kai Jølver 52 32 9:32.6 26 7 13 22 14 10:49.5 21 26:08.6 22 123 22
Vilhelm Laybourn 140 25 12:09.6 29 6 10 24 Disqualified Retired Did not finish
Johannes Ussing 57 31 7:40.2 20 6 8 23 0 11:21.0 9 Did not finish Did not finish
Theodor Zeilau 93 30 7:59.4 22 4 7 26 Did not finish Retired Did not finish

Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing[edit]

Fifteen rowers represented Denmark. It was the nation's first appearance in rowing. Denmark's debut was successful, especially in the coxed fours events, with the team winning a gold medal in the inriggers competition and a bronze in the outriggers.

(Ranks given are within each crew's heat.)

Rower Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Mikael Simonsen Single sculls 8:14.0 1 Q Did not start Did not advance
Erik Bisgaard
Ejgil Clemmensen (cox)
Rasmus Frandsen
Mikael Simonsen
Poul Thymann
Coxed fours 7:20.0 1 Q 7:09.0 1 Q Unknown 2 Did not advance (3)
Theodor Eyrich
Knud Gøtke
Marius Jørgensen
Johan Praem
Silva Smedberg (cox)
Coxed fours Unknown 2 Did not advance
Ejler Allert
Jørgen Hansen
Poul Hartmann (cox)
Carl Møller
Carl Pedersen
Coxed fours, inriggers N/A 7:52.0 1 Q 7:59.5 1 Q 7:44.6 1

Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing[edit]

Three sailors represented Denmark. It was the nation's first appearance in sailing. Denmark sent only one boat, which took the silver medal in the six metre class.

(7 points for 1st in each race, 3 points for 2nd, 1 point for 3rd. Race-off to break ties in total points if necessary.)

Sailors Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Race-off Rank
Steen Herschend
Hans Meulengracht-Madsen
Sven Thomsen
6 metre class 2:34:41 7 1 2:26:07 3 2 10 2:41:40 2

Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting[edit]

Fourteen shooters represented Denmark. It was the nation's fourth appearance in shooting, in which Denmark had competed each time the nation appeared at the Olympics. Madsen and Niels Larsen took second and third, respectively, in the 300 metre free rifle from three positions to take the nation's only individual shooting medals in 1912; both were also on the six-man team which earned a bronze medal in the team rifle competition. They were the first medals won by Denmark in shooting since 1900.

Rower Event Final
Result Rank
Hans Denver 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. Did not finish
Rasmus Friis 600 m free rifle 74 48
Povl Gerlow 50 m rifle, prone 167 38
300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 772 60
300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 64 74
25 m small-bore rifle 174 31
Jens Hajslund 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. Did not finish
Laurits Larsen 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 894 33
50 m pistol 432 21
Niels Larsen 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 962 3
300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 70 63
50 m pistol 405 41
Lars Jørgen Madsen 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 981 2
50 m pistol 452 14
Anders Peter Nielsen 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 849 47
50 m pistol 355 50
Frants Nielsen 50 m rifle, prone 180 26
300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 851 46
50 m pistol 406 40
Peter Sofus Nielsen 50 m pistol 397 43
Ole Olsen 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 926 12
Hans Schultz 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 808 52
600 m free rifle 75 44
300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 82 36
Hans Tauson 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 921 16
Hans Denver
Povl Gerlow
Lars Jørgen Madsen
Frants Nielsen
50 m team small-bore rifle 708 5
Niels Andersen
Rasmus Friis
Jens Hajslund
Niels Larsen
Lars Jørgen Madsen
Hans Schultz
Team rifle 1419 8
Niels Andersen
Jens Hajslund
Laurits Larsen
Niels Larsen
Lars Jørgen Madsen
Ole Olsen
Team rifle 5570 3

Swimming[edit]

One swimmer competed for Denmark at the 1912 Games. It was the third time the nation had competed in swimming. Hedegaard was unable to advance out of the first round in either of his two events.

Ranks given for each swimmer are within the heat.

Men
Swimmer Events Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Harry Hedegaard 400 m freestyle N/A 7:07.8 5 Did not advance
1500 m freestyle N/A 28:32.4 3 Did not advance

Tennis[edit]

Ten tennis players, including one woman, represented Denmark at the 1912 Games. It was the nation's debut appearance in tennis. The lone Danish woman was also the lone Danish medalist, taking the silver medal in the indoor singles. She, along with Larsen, advanced to the quarterfinals in the indoor mixed doubles event as well. None of the other players advanced past the round of 16.

Men
Athlete Event Round of 128 Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Jørgen Arneholt Outdoor singles Bye  Ingerslev (DEN)
L 6-2, 1-6, 6-0, 6-4
Did not advance 31
Ove Fredriksen Outdoor singles Bye  von Müller (GER)
L 6-2, 6-1, 6-4
Did not advance 31
Ernst Frigast Outdoor singles Bye  Winslow (RSA)
L 7-5, 6-2, 6-3
Did not advance 31
Victor Hansen Outdoor singles Bye Bye  Kehrling (HUN)
L 6-2, 6-1, 6-8, 6-4
Did not advance 17
Vagn Ingerslev Outdoor singles Bye  Arneholt (DEN)
W 6-2, 1-6, 6-0, 6-4
 Grönfors (DEN)
W 6-1, 6-2, 6-2
 Winslow (RSA)
L 6-4, 8-6, 6-4
Did not advance 9
Erik Larsen Indoor singles N/A  Gobert (FRA)
L 8-6, 6-1, 5-7, 8-6
Did not advance 16
Aage Madsen Outdoor singles Bye  Thayssen (DEN)
L 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Did not advance 31
Ludvig Rovsing Outdoor singles Bye Bye  Wennergren (SWE)
L 4-6, 9-7, 6-8, 6-1, 6-1
Did not advance 17
Axel Thayssen Outdoor singles Bye  Madsen (DEN)
W 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
 Winslow (RSA)
L 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
Did not advance 17
Jørgen Arenholt
Vagn Ingerslev
Outdoor doubles N/A  Kitson & Winslow (RSA)
L 6-4, 6-1, 6-4
Did not advance 15
Victor Hansen
Ludvig Rovsing
Outdoor doubles N/A Bye  Alejnicyn & Sumarokow (RUS)
L 2-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-3
Did not advance 9
Aage Madsen
Axel Thayssen
Outdoor doubles N/A  Hykš-Černý & Šebek (BOH)
W 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
 Nylén & Wennergren (SWE)
L 6-1, 6-2, 6-4
Did not advance 9
Ove Frederiksen
Ernst Frigast
Outdoor doubles N/A Bye  Heyden & Spiess (GER)
L 6-2, 7-5, 6-3
Did not advance 9
Women
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Thora Castenschiold Indoor singles Bye  Aitchison (GBR)
W 2-6, 6-2, 6-1
 Fick (SWE)
W 6-4, 6-4
 Hannam (GBR)
L 6-4, 6-3
2
Mixed
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Thora Castenschiold
Erik Larsen
Indoor doubles Bye  Aitchison & Barrett (GBR)
L 6-0, 6-3
Did not advance 5

Wrestling[edit]

Greco-Roman[edit]

Denmark sent nine wrestlers in 1912. It was the nation's second Olympic wrestling appearance.

Two of the three Danish bronze medalists returned in 1912. Andersen, the middleweight, was not as successful as four years earlier; he lost his first two matches to be eliminated at 26th place. Jensen, on the other hand, matched his prior bronze with another. He won his first three matches before taking his first loss to Saarela. In a loser-out fifth round match against Backenius, Jensen won and advanced to the medal round. There, he again faced Saarela; a second loss to the Finn put Jensen in a match against Olin. The winner of this match would face Saarela in the final while the loser would take the bronze medal. Olin turned out to be too much for Jensen, who finished the tournament with the bronze.

Four other Danes advanced to the fifth round before receiving their second loss and elimination. The team overall went 15-17 in the elimination rounds and 0-2 in the medal round.

Wrestler Class First round Second round Third round Fourth round Fifth round Sixth round Seventh round Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Match A
Opposition
Result
Match B
Opposition
Result
Match C
Opposition
Result
Rank
Anders Andersen Middleweight  Kurz (GER)
L
 Holm (FIN)
L
Did not advance 26
Jens Christensen Light heavyweight  Nilsson (SWE)
W
 Ahlgren (SWE)
L
 Barl (AUT)
W
Bye  Böhling (FIN)
L
Did not advance 6
Johannes Eriksen Light heavyweight  Wiklund (FIN)
L
 Fogelmark (SWE)
W
 Salila (FIN)
W
 Oehler (GER)
W
 Rajala (FIN)
L
Did not advance 6
Carl Hansen Featherweight  Andersson (SWE)
L
 Koskelo (FIN)
L
Did not advance 26
Frederik Hansen Lightweight  Szántó (HUN)
W
 Márkus (HUN)
W
 Fischer (AUT)
L
 Urvikko (FIN)
W
 Radvány (HUN)
L
Did not advance 11
Hvitfeldt Hansen Middleweight  Johansson (SWE)
L
 Sint (NED)
L
Did not advance 26
Verner Hetmar Featherweight  Mustonen (FIN)
W
 Meesits (RUS)
W
 Haapanen (FIN)
L
 Schärer (AUT)
W
 Koskelo (FIN)
L
Did not advance 9
Søren Marinus Jensen Heavyweight  Barrett (GBR)
W
 Lindfors (FIN)
W
 Pelander (FIN)
W
 Saarela (FIN)
L
 Backenius (FIN)
W
Bye N/A  Saarela (FIN)
L
 Olin (FIN)
L
Did not advance 3
Otto Nagel Light heavyweight  Oehler (GER)
L
 Rajala (FIN)
L
Did not advance 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Denmark at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 

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