Denmark at the
1960 Summer Olympics
IOC codeDEN
NOCNational Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark
Websitewww.dif.dk (in Danish and English)
in Rome
Competitors100 (88 men and 12 women) in 15 sports
Flag bearerBenny Schmidt
Medals
Ranked 13th
Gold
2
Silver
3
Bronze
1
Total
6
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Denmark competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. 100 competitors, 88 men and 12 women, took part in 46 events in 15 sports.[1] Cyclist Knud Enemark Jensen died during the team time trial.[2]

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Erik Hansen Canoeing at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's K-1 1000 metres 3:57.04 1 3:57.51 1 3:53.00 1

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Eight male cyclists represented Denmark in 1960.

Team time trial
Team pursuit

Diving

Main article: Diving at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Equestrian

Main article: Equestrian at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1960 Summer Olympics

One fencer represented Denmark in 1960.

Men's sabre

Football

Main article: Football at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Hockey

Main article: Field hockey at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon

Main article: Modern pentathlon at the 1960 Summer Olympics

One male pentathlete represented Denmark in 1960.

Individual

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Denmark had 16 male rowers participate in five out of seven rowing events in 1960.[3]

Men's double sculls
Men's coxless pair
Men's coxed pair
Men's coxless four
Men's coxed four

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Paul Elvstrøm Finn 1 5 1 2 5 1 DNS 8171
Hans Fogh
Ole Gunnar Petersen
Flying Dutchman 7 18 1 8 5 1 13 5991
Aage Birch
Paul L. Jørgensen
Niels P. Markussen
Dragon 2 DSQ 13 11 3 5 7 4715 6
William Berntsen
Søren Hancke
Steen Christensen
5.5 Metre 1 5 5 1 10 8 2 5678

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Four shooters represented Denmark in 1960.

25 m pistol
300 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1960 Summer Olympics

References

  1. ^ "Denmark at the 1960 Rome Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Knud Enemark Jensen". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Denmark Rowing at the 1960 Roma Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 26 February 2018.