Ebbesen in 2012
|Birth name||Eskild Balschmidt Ebbesen|
|Born||27 May 1972|
Eskild Balschmidt Ebbesen (born 27 May 1972, in Silkeborg, Midtjylland) is a Danish lightweight rower, who as part of the Gold Four has won a total number of five Olympic medals (three gold) and six World Championship gold medals.
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.
- "Most successful Danish sportsman awarded Thomas Keller Medal". International Rowing Federation. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Eskild Ebbesen". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 6 June 2009.
|Awards and achievements|
| Danish Sports Name of the Year
1998 (with Ebert, Feddersen, Poulsen)
2004 (with Ebert, Kristensen, Mølvig)
| Thomas Keller Medal
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