Eskild Ebbesen

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Eskild Ebbesen
Medal record
Men's rowing
Competitor for  Denmark
Olympic Games
Gold 1996 Atlanta Lightweight coxless fours
Gold 2004 Athens Lightweight coxless fours
Gold 2008 Beijing Lightweight coxless fours
Bronze 2000 Sydney Lightweight coxless fours
Bronze 2012 London Lightweight coxless fours

Eskild Balschmidt Ebbesen (born May 27, 1972, in Silkeborg, Midtjylland) is a Danish lightweight rower, who has won a total number of five Olympic medals (three gold) and six World Championship gold medals.

Ebbesen was the flag bearer of the Danish team at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.


Ebbesen and his crew took an alternative approach to racing and is quoted saying : "Our strategy, for every race, was always to be first, to be number one from the beginning of the race. A fast start was important. It became natural for us to do a high stroke rate. It then escalated. I don't think we have many strokes under 40."

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Wilson Kipketer
Nicki Pedersen
Danish Sports Name of the Year
1998 (with Ebert, Feddersen, Poulsen)
2004 (with Ebert, Kristensen, Moelvig)
Succeeded by
Camilla Martin
Tom Kristensen