Erik Hansen (canoeist)
|Men's canoe sprint|
|Competitor for Denmark|
|Gold||1960 Rome||K-1 1000 m|
|Bronze||1960 Rome||K-1 4 × 500 m relay|
|Bronze||1968 Mexico City||K-1 1000 m|
|Gold||1963 Jajce||K-1 1000 m|
|Silver||1963 Jajce||K-1 500 m|
|Silver||1966 East Berlin||K-1 500 m|
|Silver||1966 East Berlin||K-1 1000 m|
|Silver||1970 Copenhagen||K-1 10000 m|
Erik Hansen (15 November 1939 – 30 September 2014) was a Danish sprint canoer who competed from the late 1950s to the early 1970s. Competing in four Summer Olympics, he won three medals with one gold (K-1 1000 m: 1960) and two bronzes (K-1 1000 m: 1968, K-1 4 × 500 m relay: 1960).
Hansen also won five medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with a gold (K-1 1000 m: 1963) and four silvers (K-1 500 m: 1963, 1966; K-1 1000 m: 1966, K-1 10000 m: 1970). He died at the age of 74 on 30 September 2014.
- ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships - Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936-2007.
- ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships - Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936-2007.
- Sports-reference.com profile
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