Denmark at the Paralympics

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Denmark at the Paralympic Games

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Paralympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games

Denmark made its Paralympic Games début at the 1968 Summer Paralympics in Tel Aviv with a delegation of eight competitors, in swimming and table tennis. The country has participated in every subsequent edition of the Summer Paralympics, and in every edition of the Winter Games since 1980.[1]

Danish athletes have won a total of 293 Paralympic medals, of which 99 gold. All but six of these have been won at the Summer Games. Denmark won its first ever medals in 1976, when Jorn Nielsen notably took three gold medals in track and field. The country was most successful in the 1980s, when it recorded its greatest medal hauls at the Summer Games, and in the 1990s - the only decade during which it won medals at the Winter Paralympics.[2]

Among Denmark's most successful athletes are Ingrid Lauridsen, who swept up six gold medals in athletics in 1984, followed by two more in 1988; Anders Christensen, winner of five gold medals in swimming in 1988; and Connie Hansen, who won a total of nine gold medals in athletics in 1988 and 1992.[3]

Denmark's Winter Paralympics medallists are:

  • Lars Nielsen: silver in the Men's Giant Slalom (B2 category) in 1992
  • Anne-Mette Bredahl-Christensen: gold in the Women's 7.5 km Free Technique (B1-3) in biathlon, and bronze in two cross-country skiing events, in 1994; then gold in the Women's 5 km Free Technique (B1) in cross-country skiing and bronze in the 7.5 km Free Technique (B1) in biathlon, in 1998.[4]

Medal tallies[edit]

Summer Paralympics[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze Total Ranking
1968 Summer Paralympics 0 0 0 0 -
1972 Summer Paralympics 0 0 0 0 -
1976 Summer Paralympics 3 0 3 6 24th
1980 Summer Paralympics 6 4 7 17 21st
1984 Summer Paralympics 30 13 16 59 10th
1988 Summer Paralympics 23 19 22 64 11th
1992 Summer Paralympics 12 22 12 46 11th
1996 Summer Paralympics 7 17 17 41 24th
2000 Summer Paralympics 8 8 14 30 19th
2004 Summer Paralympics 5 3 7 15 29th
2008 Summer Paralympics 3 2 4 9 35th
2012 Summer Paralympics 1 0 4 5 50th

Winter Paralympics[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze Total Ranking
1980 Winter Paralympics 0 0 0 0 -
1984 Winter Paralympics 0 0 0 0 -
1988 Winter Paralympics 0 0 0 0 -
1992 Winter Paralympics 0 1 0 1 18th
1994 Winter Paralympics 1 0 2 3 16th
1998 Winter Paralympics 1 0 1 2 16th
2002 Winter Paralympics 0 0 0 0 -
2006 Winter Paralympics 0 0 0 0 -
2010 Winter Paralympics 0 0 0 0 -

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Denmark at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  2. ^ Denmark at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  3. ^ Denmark at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  4. ^ Denmark at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee