Denmark at the 2012 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 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 113 in 17 sports
Flag bearer Kim Wraae Knudsen (opening)
Allan Nørregaard (closing)
Medals
Rank: 29
Gold
2
Silver
4
Bronze
3
Total
9
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Denmark competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark sent the nation's largest delegation to the Games, after the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. A total of 113 athletes, 63 men and 50 women, competed in 17 sports, although two additional athletes played as team reserves. Handball was the only team-based sport in which Denmark had its representation in these Olympic games.

The Danish team included several past Olympic champions, one of them defending (the men's lightweight coxless fours team, led by veteran rowers Eskild Ebbesen and Morten Jørgensen). Notable athletes featured tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, and swimmer Lotte Friis, who won the bronze medal in Beijing. Kim Wraae Knudsen, silver medalist in the men's sprint kayak doubles in Beijing, was the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.

Team Danmark and the Danish Sports' Union (Dansk Idræts-Forbund, DIF) set a goal of eight medals to be targeted in the medal standings.[1] Team Danmark and DIF also believed Denmark had the best chances of winning a medal in wrestling, shooting, cycling, handball, the equestrian events, rowing, athletics, badminton and sailing. At the end of the Games, Denmark has reached beyond the medal target by a single point.

Denmark left London with a total of 9 medals (2 gold, 4 silver, and 3 bronze), being considered its most successful Olympics after 64 years. All gold medals were won by rowers Rasmus Quist and Mads Rasmussen in the men's lightweight double sculls, and track cyclist Lasse Norman Hansen in the first ever men's omnium. Other medals were awarded to the team in sailing, shooting, badminton, and women's rowing. Several Danish athletes, however, narrowly missed out of the medal standings in their sporting events, including two from Greco-Roman wrestling.

Medalists[edit]

Competitors[edit]

Archery[edit]

Three Danish individual quota places as well as a team quota place were secured at the 2011 World Archery Championships on 6 June 2011, as the Danish team, consisting of Carina Christiansen, Maja Jager and Louise Laursen, finished 8th in the women's recurve event.[2] The same three archers were selected for participation by the NOC on 14 May 2012.[3]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Carina Christiansen Women's individual 663 7  Barnard (AUS) (58)
W 7–3
 Le C-y (TPE) (39)
W 6–4
 Avitia (MEX) (10)
L 2–6
Did not advance
Maja Jager 642 35  Richter (GER) (30)
L 5–6
Did not advance
Louise Laursen 641 36  Beaudet (CAN) (29)
W 7–3
 Lorig (USA) (4)
L 4–6
Did not advance
Carina Christiansen
Maja Jager
Louise Laursen
Women's team 1946 8 N/A  India (IND) (9)
W 211–210
 South Korea (KOR) (1)
L 195–206
Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

Danish athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and 1 at the 'B' Standard):[4][5]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Jesper Faurschou in men's marathon
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Andreas Bube 800 m 1:46.40 6 Did not advance
Jesper Faurschou Marathon N/A 2:18:44 41
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Kim Christensen Shot put 19.13 28 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Sara Slott Petersen 400 m hurdles 56.01 6 q 56.21 6 Did not advance
Jessica Draskau Marathon N/A 2:31:43 40
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Caroline Bonde Holm Pole vault NM Did not advance

Badminton[edit]

The BWF World Ranking of 1 May 2012 was used for the qualifying for the badminton tournament. This gave Denmark the following quota places: 2 in men's singles, 1 in men's doubles, 1 in women's singles, 1 in women's doubles and 2 in mixed doubles.[6] Nine players were selected on 14 May 2012.[3]

Men
Athlete Event Group Stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Peter Gade Singles  Martins (POR)
W 21–14, 21–8
N/A 1 Q  Son W-h (KOR)
W 21–9, 21–16
 Chen L (CHN)
L 16–21, 13–21
Did not advance
Jan Østergaard Jørgensen  Zilberman (ISR)
W 21–13, 21–12
 Wong (SIN)
W 21–17, 21–14
N/A 1 Q  Lee H-i (KOR)
L 17–21, 13–21
Did not advance
Mathias Boe
Carsten Mogensen
Doubles  James /
Viljoen (RSA)
W 21–6, 21–12
 Ivanov /
Sozonov (RUS)
W 16–21, 21–19, 21–14
 Chai B /
Guo Zd (CHN)
W 21–14, 21–19
1 Q N/A  Fang C-m /
Lee S-m (TPE)
W 21–16, 21–18
 Jung J-s /
Lee Y-d (KOR)
W 17–21, 21–18, 22–20
 Cai Y /
Fu H (CHN)
L 16–21, 15–21
2
Women
Athlete Event Group Stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Tine Baun Singles  Augustyn (POL)
W 21–11, 21–6
 Prokopenko (RUS)
W 19–21, 21–15, 21–16
N/A 1 Q  Sato (JPN) (12)
W 14–15ret
 Nehwal (IND)
L 15–21, 20–22
Did not advance
Kamilla Rytter Juhl
Christinna Pedersen
Doubles  Maeda /
Suetsuna (JPN)
L 21–18, 14–21, 17–21
 Poon L Y /
Tse Y S (HKG)
W 21–13, 14–21, 21–18
 Tian Q /
Zhao Yl (CHN)
W 22–20, 21–12
1 Q N/A  Fujii /
Kakiiwa (JPN)
L 20–22, 10–21
Did not advance
Mixed
Athlete Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Kamilla Rytter Juhl
Thomas Laybourn
Doubles  Diju /
Gutta (IND)
W 21–12, 21–16
 Lee Y-d /
Ha J-e (KOR)
W 21–15, 21–11
 Ahmad /
Natsir (INA)
L 22–24, 16–21
2 Q  Zhang N /
Zhao Yl (CHN)
L 13–21, 17–21
Did not advance
Joachim Fischer Nielsen
Christinna Pedersen
 Ng /
Gao (CAN)
W 21–12, 21–11
 Mateusiak /
Kostiuczyk (POL)
W 21–9, 14–21, 21–17
 Ikeda /
Shiota (JPN)
W 21–11, 21–10
1 Q  Prapakamol /
Thungthongkam (THA)
W 21–15, 21–13
 Zhang N /
Zhao Yl (CHN)
L 21–17, 17–21, 19–21
 Ahmad /
Natsir (INA)
W 21–12, 21–12
3

Boxing[edit]

Denmark qualified in the following event with one qualifier.

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Dennis Ceylan Bantamweight  Nevin (IRL)
L 6–21
Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Sprint[edit]

Denmark has qualified boats for the following events in the sprint discipline of the canoeing sport. No Danish canoeists competed in the slalom discipline.

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kasper Bleibach Men's K-1 200 m 36.610 3 Q 36.667 5 FB 37.802 9
René Holten Poulsen Men's K-1 1000 m 3:30.284 1 Q 3:30.247 3 FA 3:29.483 4
Kim Wraae Knudsen
Emil Stær Simensen
Men's K-2 1000 m 3:17.020 5 Q 3:15.580 4 FB 3:12.820 9
Kasper Bleibach
Kim Wraae Knudsen
René Holten Poulsen
Emil Stær Simensen
Men's K-4 1000 m 3:05.134 3 Q 2:56.003 6 FA 2:56.542 5
Henriette Engel Hansen Women's K-1 200 m 42.866 4 Q 42.821 7 Did not advance
Women's K-1 500 m 1:52.650 2 Q 1:51.929 2 FA 1:54.110 7

Cycling[edit]

Denmark has qualified cyclists in all 4 disciplines in the cycling sport.

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Lars Bak Men's road race 5:46:37 71
Men's time trial 54:33.21 14
Matti Breschel Men's road race 5:46:37 42
Jakob Fuglsang Men's road race 5:46:05 12
Men's time trial 54:34.49 15
Nicki Sørensen Men's road race 5:46:37 57

Track[edit]

Pursuit
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinals Final
Time Rank Opponent
Results
Rank Opponent
Results
Rank
Lasse Norman Hansen*
Michael Mørkøv
Mathias Møller Nielsen**
Rasmus Quaade
Casper von Folsach
Men's team pursuit 3:58.298 4 Q  Great Britain (GBR)
3:57.396
5  Spain (ESP)
4:02.671
5
Omnium
Athlete Event Flying lap Points race Elimination race Individual pursuit Scratch race Time trial Total points Rank
Time Rank Points Rank Rank Time Rank Rank Time Rank
Lasse Norman Hansen Men's omnium 13.236 4 59 2 12 4:20.674 1 6 1:02.314 2 27 1

Mountain biking[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Annika Langvad Women's cross-country DNS

Annika Langvad has withdrawn from the Olympics due to broken ribs.[7]

BMX[edit]

Athlete Event Seeding Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Points Rank Points Rank Result Rank
Morten Therkildsen Men's BMX 39.378 25 20 5 Did not advance

Equestrian[edit]

Dressage[edit]

Denmark has qualified one team and three individual quota places to the dressage discipline in the Equestrian sport after finishing in sixth place at the 2011 European Dressage Championship.[8] No Danish riders compete in the two other disciplines.

Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Special Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Score Rank Technical Artistic Score Rank
Anna Kasprzak Donnperignon Individual 75.289 12 Q 73.952 16 Q 74.179 78.714 76.446 18
Lisbeth Seierskilde Raneur 69.863 32 Did not advance
Anne Van Olst Clearwater 71.322 23 Q 72.016 21 Did not advance
Nathalie Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein Digby 74.954 13 Q 75.857 9 Q 76.321 81.857 79.018 12
Anna Kasprzak
Anne Van Olst
Nathalie Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein
See above Team 73.845 4 Q 73.846 4 Q N/A 73.846 4

Gymnastics[edit]

Trampoline[edit]

Denmark qualified one male athlete in trampolining. No Danish gymnasts competed in the other two disciplines of the gymnastics sport.

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Peter Jensen Men's 104.695 10 Did not advance

Handball[edit]

The men's team qualified for the Olympics by winning the 2012 European Men's Handball Championship. The women's team qualified through the World Qualification Tournament. This was the first ever Olympics where both the Danish men's and women's handball teams were present. The men's squad was announced on 29 May 2012[9] with the reserve determined one month later,[10] and the women's squad was announced on 2 July 2012.[11]

Men's tournament[edit]

Team roster

The following is the Denmark roster in the men's handball tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[12] view · talk

Head coaches: Ulrik Wilbek

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Jacobsen, Niklas LandinNiklas Landin Jacobsen (1988-12-19)19 December 1988 (aged 23) 2.00 m Denmark Bjerringbro-Silkeborg
2 CB Mogensen, ThomasThomas Mogensen (1983-01-30)30 January 1983 (aged 29) 1.87 m Germany Flensburg-Handewitt
4 LB Boesen, LasseLasse Boesen (1979-09-18)18 September 1979 (aged 32) 1.92 m Denmark KIF Kolding
8 CB Schmidt, Rasmus LaugeRasmus Lauge Schmidt (1991-06-20)20 June 1991 (aged 21) 1.94 m Denmark Bjerringbro-Silkeborg
10 LB Markussen, NikolajNikolaj Markussen (1988-08-01)1 August 1988 (aged 23) 2.12 m Spain Atlético Madrid
11 LW Jensen, Anders EggertAnders Eggert Jensen (1982-05-14)14 May 1982 (aged 30) 1.79 m Germany Flensburg-Handewitt
13 CB Spellerberg, BoBo Spellerberg (1979-07-24)24 July 1979 (aged 33) 1.92 m Denmark KIF Kolding
14 P Knudsen, Michael V.Michael V. Knudsen (1978-09-04)4 September 1978 (aged 33) 1.92 m Germany Flensburg-Handewitt
17 RW Hansen, Lasse SvanLasse Svan Hansen (1983-08-31)31 August 1983 (aged 28) 1.87 m Germany Flensburg-Handewitt
18 RW Lindberg, HansHans Lindberg (1981-08-01)1 August 1981 (aged 30) 1.88 m Germany HSV Hamburg
19 P Hansen, Rene ToftRene Toft Hansen (1984-11-01)1 November 1984 (aged 27) 2.00 m Denmark AG København
20 GK Cleverly, MarcusMarcus Cleverly (1981-06-15)15 June 1981 (aged 31) 1.88 m Poland Vive Targi Kielce
22 RB Sarup, Kasper SøndergaardKasper Søndergaard Sarup (1981-06-09)9 June 1981 (aged 31) 1.95 m Denmark Skjern Håndbold
24 LB Hansen, MikkelMikkel Hansen (1987-10-22)22 October 1987 (aged 24) 1.96 m Denmark AG København
26 LB Nielsen, KasperKasper Nielsen (1975-06-09)9 June 1975 (aged 37) 1.92 m Denmark Bjerringbro-Silkeborg
Group play
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Points
 Croatia 5 5 0 0 150 109 +41 10
 Denmark 5 4 0 1 124 129 −5 8
 Spain 5 3 0 2 140 126 +14 6
 Hungary 5 2 0 3 114 128 −14 4
 Serbia 5 1 0 4 120 131 −11 2
 South Korea 5 0 0 5 115 140 −25 0
Qualified for the quarterfinals
29 July 2012
21:15
v
Hungary  25 – 27  Denmark Copper Box, London
Attendance: 5,000[13]
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
Császár 8 (10–13) Eggert 9
Suspension 1×Booked Report Suspension 3×Booked
31 July 2012
19:30
v
Denmark  24 – 23  Spain Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,368[14]
Referees: Krstić, Ljubić (SLO)
Hansen 8 (13–12) three players 4
Suspension 4×Booked Report Suspension 4×Booked
2 August 2012
19:30
v
Serbia  25 – 26  Denmark Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,504[15]
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Vujin 7 (11–13) Hansen 7
Suspension 3×Booked Report Suspension 2×Booked
4 August 2012
16:15
v
Croatia  32 – 21  Denmark Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,800[16]
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
three players 5 (14–9) Eggert Jensen, Lindberg 5
Suspension 3×Booked Report Suspension 3×Booked
6 August 2012
14:30
v
Denmark  26 – 24  South Korea Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,546[17]
Referees: Al-Nuaimi, Omar (UAE)
Eggert Jensen, Knudsen 6 (13–14) Lee Jae-woo, Eom Hyo-won 6
Suspension 4×Booked Report Suspension 2×Booked
Quarter-final
8 August 2012
18:00
v
Sweden  24 – 22  Denmark Basketball Arena, London
Attendance: 9,494[18]
Referees: Nachevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Doder 6 (11–9) Lindberg 6
Suspension 4×Booked Report Suspension 4×Booked

Women's tournament[edit]

Team roster

The following is the Denmark roster in the women's handball tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[19] view · talk

Head coaches: Jan Pytlick

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
2 P Melgaard, MetteMette Melgaard (1980-06-03)3 June 1980 (aged 32) 1.70 m Denmark Randers HK
4 P Thorsgaard, SusanSusan Thorsgaard (1988-10-13)13 October 1988 (aged 23) 1.88 m Denmark FC Midtjylland
9 RB Dalby, CamillaCamilla Dalby (1988-05-15)15 May 1988 (aged 24) 1.82 m Denmark Randers HK
10 CB Krogshede, ChristinaChristina Krogshede (1981-11-04)4 November 1981 (aged 30) 1.72 m Denmark Frederiksberg IF
12 GK Mortensen, KarinKarin Mortensen (1977-09-26)26 September 1977 (aged 34) 1.81 m Denmark Frederiksberg IF
13 P Bonde, MarianneMarianne Bonde (1984-06-25)25 June 1984 (aged 28) 1.84 m Denmark Frederiksberg IF
15 LB Larsen, PernillePernille Larsen (1977-09-26)26 September 1977 (aged 34) 1.84 m Denmark Viborg HK
16 GK Pedersen, ChristinaChristina Pedersen (1982-12-15)15 December 1982 (aged 29) 1.80 m Denmark Frederiksberg IF
19 RB Jorgensen, LineLine Jørgensen (1989-12-31)31 December 1989 (aged 22) 1.83 m Denmark FC Midtjylland
22 LB Troelsen, TrineTrine Troelsen (1985-05-02)2 May 1985 (aged 27) 1.72 m Denmark FC Midtjylland
23 LW Norgaard, Ann GretAnn Grete Nørgaard (1983-09-15)15 September 1983 (aged 28) 1.63 m Denmark Team Tvis Holstebro
24 CB Kristensen, BeritBerit Kristensen (1983-08-02)2 August 1983 (aged 28) 1.72 m Denmark Randers HK
25 LB Skov, RikkeRikke Skov (1980-09-07)7 September 1980 (aged 31) 1.81 m Denmark Viborg HK
27 RB Burgaard, LouiseLouise Burgaard (1992-10-17)17 October 1992 (aged 19) 1.76 m Denmark Team Tvis Holstebro
Group play
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Points
 France 5 4 1 0 125 103 +22 9
 South Korea 5 3 1 1 136 130 +6 7
 Spain 5 3 1 1 119 114 +5 7
 Norway 5 2 1 2 118 120 −2 5
 Denmark 5 1 0 4 113 121 −8 2
 Sweden 5 0 0 5 108 131 −23 0
Qualified for the quarterfinals
28 July 2012
16:15
v
Denmark  21 – 18  Sweden Copper Box, London
Attendance: 3,942[20]
Referees: Nikolić, Stojković (SRB)
Skov 6 (8–10) Gulldén 5
Suspension 3×Booked Report Suspension 4×Booked
30 July 2012
11:15
v
South Korea  25 – 24  Denmark Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,393[21]
Referees: Duţă, Florescu (ROU)
Jo Hyo-Bi 5 (11–10) Larsen 7
Suspension 3×Booked Report Suspension 3×Booked
1 August 2012
19:30
v
Spain  24 – 21  Denmark Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,488[22]
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Mangué 7 (14–9) Nørgaard 7
Suspension 3×Booked 1×Red card Report Suspension 3×Booked
3 August 2012
21:15
v
Denmark  23 – 24  Norway Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,720[23]
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Nørgaard 9 (11–12) Løke 6
Suspension 3×Booked Report  3×Booked
5 August 2012
21:15
v
Denmark  24 – 30  France Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,616[24]
Referees: Duţă, Florescu (ROU)
Nørgaard 10 (10–17) Nijtam 6
Suspension 3×Booked Report Suspension 2×Booked

Rowing[edit]

Denmark has qualified boats for the following events

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Henrik Stephansen Single sculls 6:46.32 3 QF Bye 6:55.95 4 SC/D 7:29.76 1 FC 7:19.62 13
Rasmus Quist
Mads Rasmussen
Lightweight double sculls 6:33.11 1 SA/B Bye N/A 6:33.25 1 FA 6:37.17 1
Jacob Barsøe
Eskild Ebbesen
Morten Jørgensen
Kasper Winther Jørgensen
Lightweight four 5:55.64 3 SA/B Bye N/A 6:03.53 1 FA 6:03.16 3
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Fie Udby Erichsen Single sculls 7:29.37 2 QF Bye 7:38.93 1 SA/B 7:44.33 1 FA 7:57.72 2
Anne Lolk
Juliane Elander Rasmussen
Lightweight double sculls 6:59.94 2 SA/B Bye N/A 7:10.93 2 FA 7:15.53 4

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Sailing[edit]

Each NOC could only enter one boat at each event, and Denmark qualified to enter a boat in eight out of the ten events only missing Women's RS-X and Men's 470. Which means that Danish sailors competed in all eight Olympic boat types.

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M
Sebastian Fleischer RS:X 18 28 24 23 29 29 29 15 28 26 EL 220 29
Thorbjørn Schierup Laser 36 16 24 8 23 16 5 23 24 18 EL 157 19
Jonas Høgh-Christensen Finn 1 1 2 7 1 2 8 4 5 3 20 46 2
Michael Hestbæk
Claus Olesen
Star 12 11 13 14 13 7 6 3 14 10 EL 89 11
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M
Anne-Marie Rindom Laser Radial 17 19 8 22 12 7 27 23 11 11 EL 130 13
Henriette Koch
Lene Sommer
470 5 12 16 10 14 16 15 10 9 15 EL 106 16
Match racing
Athlete Event Round Robin Rank Knockouts Rank

GBR

USA

RUS

NZL

NED

SWE

FRA

FIN

POR

AUS

ESP
Q-final S-final Final
Susanne Boidin
Tina Gramkov
Lotte Meldgaard
Elliott 6m L L L L W W L L W L L 10 Did not advance

The Danish boat originally lost their eleventh round robin race by seven seconds, but following a protest the result was annulled and the race resailed.

Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 M
Peter Lang
Allan Nørregaard
49er 2 4 14 6 16 15 5 7 13 6 16 4 4 3 9 6 114 3

Shooting[edit]

Denmark have qualified for five places is shooting events;[25] athletes in brackets secured the quota place.

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Anders Golding Skeet 122 2 Q 146 2
Torben Grimmel 50 m rifle prone 592 24 Did not advance
Jesper Hansen Skeet 113 26 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Stine Andersen 10 m air rifle 393 30 Did not advance
Stine Nielsen 50 m rifle 3 positions 582 11 Did not advance
10 m air rifle 397 9 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Danish swimmers achieved qualifying standards in the following events before the games started (up to a maximum of two swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially one at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[26][27] Pál Joensen competed under the Danish flag, although he originally played for the Faroe Islands.

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mads Glæsner 200 m freestyle DNS Did not advance
400 m freestyle[28] 3:48.27 12 N/A Did not advance
Mathias Gydesen 100 m backstroke 55.31 30 Did not advance
Pál Joensen 400 m freestyle[28] 3:47.36 10 N/A Did not advance
1500 m freestyle 15:18.42 17 N/A Did not advance
Mads Glæsner
Pál Joensen
Anders Lie
Daniel Skaaning
4×200 m freestyle relay 7:15.04 13 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Pernille Blume 50 m freestyle 25.54 =24 Did not advance
100 m freestyle[29] 55.04 19 Did not advance
200 m freestyle 2:00.91 24 Did not advance
Lotte Friis 400 m freestyle 4:04.22 5 Q N/A 4:03.98 4
800 m freestyle 8:21.89 2 Q N/A 8:23.86 5
Mie Nielsen 100 m backstroke 1:00.38 17 Did not advance
200 m backstroke 2:13.89 28 Did not advance
Jeanette Ottesen 50 m freestyle 24.85 =7 Q 24.99 12 Did not advance
100 m freestyle[29] 53.51 3 Q 53.77 =5 Q 53.75 7
100 m butterfly 57.64 4 Q 57.25 3 Q 57.35 6
Rikke Møller Pedersen 100 m breaststroke 1:07.23 9 Q 1:06.82 6 Q 1:07.55 8
200 m breaststroke 2:22.69 2 Q 2:22.23 2 Q 2:21.65 4
Pernille Blume
Lotte Friis
Mie Nielsen
Jeanette Ottesen
4×100 m freestyle relay 3:38.09 6 Q N/A 3:37.45 6
Pernille Blume
Mie Nielsen
Jeanette Ottesen
Rikke Møller Pedersen
4×100 m medley relay 3:58.35 3 Q N/A 3:57.76 7

Table tennis[edit]

Three Danish athletes qualified for the table tennis event. In the men's singles, Michael Maze qualified by virtue of his ranking,[30] while Allan Bentsen qualified through the final qualification tournament. Mie Skov qualified for the women's singles event after her performance at the European qualification tournament.

Men
Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
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Rank
Allan Bentsen Men's singles BYE  Zwickl (HUN)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Michael Maze BYE  Kreanga (GRE)
W 4–1
 Mizutani (JPN)
W 4–0
 Ovtcharov (GER)
L 3–4
Did not advance
Mie Skov Women's singles BYE  El-Dawlatly (EGY)
W 4–0
 Partyka (POL)
L 3–4
Did not advance

Tennis[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
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Rank
Caroline Wozniacki Women's singles  Keothavong (GBR)
W 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
 Wickmayer (BEL)
W 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
 Hantuchová (SVK)
W 6–4, 6–2
 S. Williams (USA)
L 0–6, 3–6
Did not advance

Triathlon[edit]

Denmark has qualified the following athletes.

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Helle Frederiksen Women's 19:31 0:45 1:07:11 0:33 35:10 2:03:10 27
Line Jensen 18:21 0:43 1:06:34 0:32 36:37 2:02:47 23

Wrestling[edit]

Denmark has qualified in the following events.

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
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Result
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Rank
Håkan Nyblom −55 kg BYE  Fajari (MAR)
W 3–0 PO
 Hasegawa (JPN)
W 3–0 PO
 Sourian (IRI)
L 0–3 PO
BYE  Módos (HUN)
L 1–3 PP
5
Mark Madsen −74 kg BYE  Vlasov (RUS)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance BYE  Guénot (FRA)
W 3–1 PP
 Kazakevič (LTU)
L 0–3 PO
5

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