Thor Nielsen

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Thor Nielsen
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1993 Copenhagen K-1 10000 m
Gold medal – first place 1994 Mexico City K-2 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 1987 Duisburg K-2 10000 m
Silver medal – second place 1993 Copenhagen K-1 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1985 Mechelen K-4 10000 m

Thor Nielsen (born July 11, 1959) is a Danish sprint and marathon canoeist who competed from the mid-1980s to the late 1990s. He won five medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with two golds (K-1 10000 m: 1993, K-2 1000 m: 1994), two silvers (K-1 1000 m: 1993, K-2 10000 m: 1987), and a bronze (K-4 10000 m: 1985).

Nielsen also competed in two Summer Olympics, earning his best finish of sixth twice (K-2 500 m: 1992, K-2 1000 m: 1996).

Nielsen is currently working as the national coach of Denmark