Erik Hansen (canoeist)

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Erik Hansen
Erik Hansen (canoeist) 1968.jpg
Hansen at the 1968 Olympics
Personal information
Born 15 November 1939
Randers, Denmark
Died 30 September 2014 (aged 74)
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Sport
Sport Canoe racing
Club Kajakklubben Pagaj, Holstebro

Erik Rosendahl Hansen (15 November 1939 – 30 September 2014)[1] was a Danish sprint canoeist who competed in singles at the 1960, 1964, 1968 and 1972 Olympics. He won one gold and two bronze medals in 1960 and 1968 and placed seventh in 1964 and 1972.[2] In 1968 he served as the Olympic flag bearer for Denmark.[3]

Between 1958 and 1972 Hansen won 37 Danish titles and seven medals at the European Championships; he also earned five medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships: one 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).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dansk OL-guldvinder er død". dr.dk. DR. Ritzau. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Erik Hansen. Sports-reference.com
  3. ^ Denmark. sports-reference.com

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