|Men's canoe sprint|
|1993 Copenhagen||K-1 10000 m|
|1994 Mexico City||K-2 1000 m|
|1987 Duisburg||K-2 10000 m|
|1993 Copenhagen||K-1 1000 m|
|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 is currently working as the national coach of Denmark
- ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-01-21). Additional archives: Wayback Machine (archived 2010-01-05).
- ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-11-09)
- Sports-reference.com profile
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