Denmark at the
1900 Summer Olympics
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IOC codeDEN
NOCNational Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark
Websitewww.dif.dk (in Danish and English)
in Paris
Competitors11 in 4 sports
Medals
Ranked 10th
Gold
1
Silver
3
Bronze
2
Total
6
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Denmark competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. The Danish contingent, 11 men, competed in 4 sports and had 30 entries in 14 events. 3 Danish athletes also competed in Tug-of-War under the mixed team flag.[1]

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Lars Jørgen Madsen Shooting Men's 300 metre free rifle, standing
 Silver Anders Peter Nielsen Shooting Men's 300 metre free rifle, kneeling
 Silver Anders Peter Nielsen Shooting Men's 300 metre free rifle, prone
 Silver Anders Peter Nielsen Shooting Men's 300 metre free rifle, three positions
 Bronze Peder Lykkeberg Swimming Men's underwater swimming
 Bronze Ernst Schultz Athletics Men's 400 metres

Additionally, Edgar Aabye, Eugen Schmidt, and Charles Winckler were part of a mixed team (with three athletes from Sweden) that won the gold medal in tug of war.

Results by event

Aquatics

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1900 Summer Olympics

Denmark entered one event in its inaugural Olympic swimming appearance, with Lykkeberg taking the bronze medal.

Athlete Event Seconds Metres Score Rank
Peder Lykkeberg Underwater swimming 90.0 28.50 147.0 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1900 Summer Olympics

Denmark competed in athletics for the second time. Four athletes competed in six athletics events, taking a bronze medal. It was Denmark's first athletics medal.

Track events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Johannes Gandil 100 m Unknown 3 Did not advance
Ernst Schultz 400 m Unknown 2 Q n/a 51.5 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Christian Christensen 800 m Unknown 5 n/a Did not advance
1500 m n/a Unknown 5
Field events
Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Charles Winckler discus throw 32.50 8 Did not advance
shot put 10.76 10 Did not advance

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1900 Summer Olympics

Denmark competed in fencing for the second time in 1900. The team won no medals that time.

Fencer Event Round 1 Quarterfinal Repechage Semifinal Final
Jens Peter Berthelsen Men's masters foil Not advanced by jury Did not advance

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1900 Summer Olympics

Denmark competed again at the second Olympic shooting events. Jensen, who had been more successful in weightlifting four years earlier but had won a bronze medal in shooting, returned. This time, he received no shooting medals. Madsen won an individual gold medal, while Nielsen took three individual silvers including the overall. The team did not take a medal in the team event, though they came close with a score only 13 points less than bronze medallist France's.

Shooter Event Score Rank
Lars Jørgen Madsen Men's 300 metre free rifle, standing 305 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Viggo Jensen 277 11
Anders Peter Nielsen 277 11
Axel Kristensen 261 22
Laurids Jensen-Kjær 238 28
Anders Peter Nielsen Men's 300 metre free rifle, kneeling 314 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Lars Jørgen Madsen 299 8
Viggo Jensen 290 13
Laurids Jensen-Kjær 271 22
Axel Kristensen 260 26
Anders Peter Nielsen Men's 300 metre free rifle, prone 330 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Viggo Jensen 308 10
Lars Jørgen Madsen 301 16
Laurids Jensen-Kjær 273 27
Axel Kristensen 261 30
Anders Peter Nielsen Men's 300 metre free rifle, three positions 921 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Lars Jørgen Madsen 905 5
Viggo Jensen 875 15
Laurids Jensen-Kjær 782 28
Axel Kristensen 782 28
Lars Jørgen Madsen
Viggo Jensen
Anders Peter Nielsen
Axel Kristensen
Laurids Jensen-Kjær
Men's 300 metre free rifle, team 4265 4

References

  1. ^ "Denmark:1900 Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2010-03-31.