Denmark at the 2000 Summer Olympics

Denmark competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

Denmark at the
2000 Summer Olympics
Flag of Denmark.svg
IOC codeDEN
NOCNational Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark
Websitewww.dif.dk (in Danish and English)
in Sydney
Competitors97 (53 men and 44 women) in 16 sports
Flag bearers Jesper Bank (opening)
Torben Grimmel (closing)
Medals
Ranked 30th
Gold
2
Silver
3
Bronze
1
Total
6
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Gold Karen Brødsgaard, Katrine Fruelund
Maja Grønbæk, Lotte Kiærskou
Karin Mortensen, Anja Nielsen
Rikke Schmidt, Christina Roslyng
Mette Vestergaard, Anette Hoffmann
Camilla Andersen, Janne Kolling
Lene Rantala, Tina Bøttzau
Tonje Kjærgaard
Handball Women's tournament September 30
  Gold Henrik Blakskjær
Thomas Jacobsen
Jesper Bank
Sailing Men's Soling Class September 30
  Silver Wilson Kipketer Athletics Men's 800 meters September 27
  Silver Camilla Martin Badminton Women's singles September 22
  Silver Torben Grimmel Shooting Men's 50m Rifle Prone September 21
  Bronze Thomas Ebert
Søren Madsen
Eskild Ebbesen
Victor Feddersen
Rowing Men's Lightweight Coxless Fours September 24

ArcheryEdit

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
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Score
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Score
Rank
Katja Brix Poulson Women's individual 609 57   Pi-yu (TPE) (8)
L 152–161
Did not advance 57

AthleticsEdit

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Wilson Kipketer 800 metres 01:45.57 1 Q 01:44.22 1 Q 01:45.14  
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Jan Bielecki Hammer throw 70.46 33 Did not advance
Joachim Olsen Shot put 19.41 17 Did not advance
Women
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Marie Rasmussen Pole vault 4.30 NR 7 q 4.35 NR 8

BadmintonEdit

Camilla Martin won Denmark's only medal in the Women's Singles event. She took the silver after losing to Gong Zhichao of China in the finals.

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Peter Gade Men's singles BYE   Constantin (MRI)
W 15–3, 15–9
  Permadi (TPE)
W 15–8, 15–7
  Mainaky (INA)
W 15–6, 15–6
  Xinpeng (CHN)
L 9–15, 15–1, 9–15
  Xuanze (CHN)
L 13–15, 5–15
4
Poul-Erik Hoyer BYE   Jun (CHN)
L 3–15, 17–16, 10–15
Did not advance
Kenneth Jonassen   Seung-mo (KOR)
W 14–17, 15–8, 17–15
  Kuijten (BEL)
W 15–8, 15–5
  Choong Hann (MAS)
L 6–15, 7–15
Did not advance
Martin Lundgaard Hansen
Lars Paaske
Men's doubles N/A   Popov /
Stoyanov (BUL)
W 15–6, 15–6
  Subagja /
Mainaky (INA)
L 9–15, 15–13, 7–15
Did not advance
Jim Laugesen
Michael Sogaard
N/A BYE   Gunawan /
Wijaya (INA)
L 9–15, 7–15
Did not advance
Jesper Larsen
Jens Eriksen
N/A BYE   Olynyk /
Moody (CAN)
W 15–2, 15–1
  Yong-sung /
Dong-soo (KOR)
L 12–15, 10–15
Did not advance 5
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
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Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Camilla Martin Women's singles BYE   Angelina (INA)
W 11–6, 11–2
  Morgan (GBR)
W 11–7, 11–3
  Tjiptawan (NED)
W 11–2, 11–1
  Yun (CHN)
W 11–5, 11–0
  Zhichao (CHN)
L 10–13, 3–11
 
Mette Sorensen   Eakmongkolpaisarn (THA)
W 11–7, 13–10
  Ida (JPN)
W 13–12, 11–7
  Zhaoying (CHN)
L 4–11, 6–11
Did not advance
Ann-Lou Jorgensen
Mette Schjoldager
Women's doubles N/A   Nozdran /
Yevtushenko (UKR)
W 15–3, 11–15, 15–11
  Tantra /
Tuwankotta (INA)
L 16–17, 10–15
Did not advance
Ann Jorgensen
Majken Vange
N/A   Grether /
Stechmann (GER)
L 13–15, 6–15
Did not advance
Rikke Olsen
Helene Kirkegaard
N/A   Ting /
Chee (HKG)
W 15–9, 13–15, 15–5
  Yakusheva /
Rousliakova (RUS)
W 17–16, 15–5
  Kyung-min /
Jae-hee (KOR)
L 15–12, 12–15, 5–15
Did not advance 5
Mixed
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
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Score
Rank
Jon Holst-Christensen
Ann Jørgensen
Mixed doubles N/A   Dong-soo /
Hyo-jung (KOR)
W 17–15, 15–12
  Archer /
Goode (GBR)
L 17–15, 11–15, 7–15
Did not advance
Michael Sogaard
Rikke Olsen
N/A BYE   Beres /
Solmundson (CAN)
W 15–8, 15–2
  Suprianto /
Resiana (INA)
W 17–14, 10–15, 15–11
  Zhang Jun /
Gao Ling (CHN)
L 15–10, 6–15, 16–17
  Archer /
Goode (GBR)
L 1–15, 10–15
4
Jens Eriksen
Mette Schjoldager
N/A BYE   Keck /
Pitro (GER)
W 15–7, 15–6
  Kusharyanto /
Timur (INA)
L 3–15, 8–15
Did not advance 5

CanoeingEdit

SprintEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Torsten Tranum K-1 1000 m 03:35.841 2 Q 03:38.865 2 Q 03:37.811 6
Paw Madsen
Jesper Staal
K-2 500 m 01:32.613 4 q 01:32.867 4 Did not advance
K-2 1000 m 03:16.989 4 q 03:18.206 4 Did not advance

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Frank Høj Men's road race 5:30:34 6
Lars Michaelsen DNF
Michael Sandstød DNF
Men's time trial DNF
Nicki Sørensen Men's road race 5:30:46 40
Rolf Sørensen 5:30:46 59

TrackEdit

Points race
Athlete Event Points Laps Rank
Jimmi Madsen Men's points race 0 2 23
Jakob Storm Piil
Jimmi Madsen
Men's madison 5 0 12

Mountain bikingEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Jesper Agergård Men's cross-country LAP 36
Michael Rasmussen 2:18:15.57 22

EquestrianEdit

DressageEdit

Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Special Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Score Rank Technical Artistic Score Rank
Jon Pedersen Esprit de Valdemar Individual 1728 11 Q 136.51 16 Q 204.18 15 204.18 15
Morton Thomsen Gay 1536 45 Did not advance
Anne van Olst Any How 1625 29 Did not advance
Lone Castrup Jørgensen Kennedy 1796 8 Q 146.53 6 Q 216.90 7 216.90 7
Jon Pedersen
Morton Thomsen
Anne van Olst
Lone Castrup Jørgensen
See above Team 5149 4 N/A 5149 4

EventingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Nils Haagensen Discovery II Individual 47.2 14 RT AC AC Did not advamced

Show jumpingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round A Round B
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Thomas Velin Canute Individual 4.75 9 0.00 4.75 1 Q 8.00 12.75 6 Q 0.00 1 12.00 12.00 10 12.00 10

HandballEdit

Women

Preliminary roundEdit

For the preliminary round, the ten teams were distributed into two groups of five teams. Each team played against each of its four group opponents for a total of four matches. The four best-scoring teams advanced to the quarter-finals.

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Norway 4 4 0 0 101 72 +29 8 Quarterfinals
2   Denmark 4 3 0 1 124 83 +41 6
3   Austria 4 2 0 2 131 90 +41 4
4   Brazil 4 1 0 3 100 133 −33 2
5   Australia (H) 4 0 0 4 59 137 −78 0 Ninth place game
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host
17 September 2000
16:30
Denmark   17–19   Norway Pavilion 2, Sydney
Referees: Garcia, Moréno (FRA)
four players 3 (7–10) Bjerkrheim, Grini 4
  4×    2× 

19 September 2000
21:30
Austria   26–30   Denmark Pavilion 2, Sydney
Referees: Kohout, Dolejš (CZE)
Fridrikas 11 (13–16) Andersen, Kiærskou 7
  1×    3× 

21 September 2000
19:30
Australia   12–38   Denmark Pavilion 2, Sydney
Referees: Chung, Lim (KOR)
Kahmke 5 (6–18) Andersen, Roslyng 7
  2×    3× 

25 September 2000
14:30
Denmark   39–26   Brazil Pavilion 2, Sydney
Referees: Bojsen, Anusic (USA)
Kiærskou 9 (19–12) Sales 9
  1×    4× 

QuarterfinalsEdit

28 September 2000
19:30
France   26–28 (ET)   Denmark The Dome, Sydney
Referees: Marić, Gardinovački (FRY)
Myaro 11 (8–13) Andersen 7
  1×    1× 

FT: 24–24 ET: 2–4

SemifinalsEdit

29 September 2000
19:30
South Korea   29–31   Denmark The Dome, Sydney
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
Lee S., Oh S. 7 (11–20) Hoffmann 8
  5×    4× 

Gold medal gameEdit

1 October 2000
16:30
Denmark   31–27   Hungary The Dome, Sydney
Referees: Garcia, Moréno (FRA)
Hoffmann 11 (14–16) Radulović 9
  2×    1× 

Modern PentathlonEdit

In June 2000, Pernille Svarre became world pentathlon champion, winning gold at the championship in Pesaro, Italy. The same year, she was the first Danish woman to compete in the modern pentathlon at the Summer Olympics where the discipline was included for the first time.

Athlete Event Shooting
(10 m air pistol)
Fencing
(épée one touch)
Swimming
(200 m freestyle)
Riding
(show jumping)
Running
(3000 m)
Total points Final rank
Points Rank MP Points Wins Rank MP points Time Rank MP points Penalties Rank MP points Time Rank MP Points
Pernille Svarre Women's 161 23 868 7 24 640 2:29.94 23 1101 398 19 702 10:22.56 2 1230 4541 19

RowingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Bertil Samuelson
Bo Kaliszan
Double Sculls 6:58.88 5 R 6:30.87 2 SF 6:40.11 6 FB 6:23.20 10
Søren Madsen
Thomas Ebert
Eskild Ebbesen
Victor Feddersen
Lightweight coxless four 6:21.30 4 R 6:08.63 1 SF 6:01.67 2 FA 6:03.51  
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Bianca Carstensen
Katrin Gleie
Sarah Lauritzen
Dorthe Pedersen
Quadruple Sculls 6:35.39 3 R 6:35.76 2 FA N/A 6:31.30 6

SailingEdit

Denmark competed in seven events during the Sailing competition in Sydney and won one gold medal.

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Lasse Hjortnaes Finn 21 21 23 12 13 6 DNF 17 21 13 14 138 20
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Kristine Roug Europe 5 21 2 1 10 6 4 OCS 16 19 OCS 84.0 10
Susanne Ward
Michaëla Ward-Meehan
Women's 470 3 10 11 11 18 17 4 7 15 8 2 71 10
Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Peder Rønholt Laser 17 32 12 4 10 24 6 9 17 11 17 N/A 103 13
Michael Hestbæk
Jonatan Persson
49er 8 2 7 13 17 8 9 8 16 12 2 5 OCS 2 7 9 108 9
Stig Raagaard Hansen
Helene Hansen
Tornado 14 15 16 6 11 9 10 12 7 12 17 N/A 96 13
Match racing
Athlete Event Qualification races Total Rank Round Robin 1 Rank Round Robin 2 Rank Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM Rank
1 2 3 4 5 6  
GER
 
SWE
 
FRA
 
UKR
 
GBR
 
GER
 
RUS
 
SWE
 
AUS
 
USA
Jesper Bank
Henrik Blakskjær
Thomas Jacobsen
Soling 6 16 12 12 11 4 45 12 q W L W W L 3 Q W W L W W 1 Q  
GER L
 
NED W
 
NOR W
 
NZL W
 
RUS W
4–1
1 Q
  Norway (NOR)
W 3–1
  Germany (GER)
W 4–3
 

ShootingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Torben Grimmel 50 m rifle prone 597 5 Q 700.4  
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Anni Bisso 50 m rifle three positions 584 4 Q 675.6 6
10 m air rifle 391 20 Did not advance
Karen Hansen 25 m pistol 572 28 Did not advance
10 m air pistol 376 25 Did not advance
Susanne Meyerhoff 25 m pistol 562 39 Did not advance
10 m air pistol 372 35 Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jacob Carstensen 200 metre freestyle 1:50.41 20 Did not advance
400 metre freestyle 03:54.14 18 Did not advance
Dennis Otzen Jensen 100 metre butterfly 55.70 42 Did not advance
Dennis Otzen Jensen
Henrik Steen Andersen
Jeppe Nielsen
Jacob Carstensen
4 × 100 m freestyle relay 03:24.78 18 Did not advance
Jacob Carstensen
Henrik Steen Andersen
Jeppe Nielsen
Dennis Otzen Jensen
4 × 200 m freestyle relay 07:24.63 11 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mette Jacobsen 50 metre freestyle 25.96 17 Did not advance
100 metre butterfly 59.45 8 Q 59.75 13 Did not advance
200 metre butterfly 02:09.30 5 Q 02:08.11 5 Q 02:08.24 4
Louise Ørnstedt 100 metre backstroke 01:01.98 6 Q 01:01.69 7 Q 01:02.02 8
200 metre backstroke 02:13.61 10 Q 02:14.24 12 Did not advance
Sophia Skou 100 metre butterfly 59.79 14 Q 59.89 15 Did not advance
200 metre butterfly 02:11.35 13 Q 02:11.07 14 Did not advance

Table tennisEdit

Doubles
Athlete Event Group round Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Bronze medal Final
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Michael Maze
Finn Tugwell
Men's doubles Group F
  Matsushita /
Shibutani (JPN)
W 2 – 0
  Yinghua /
Nguyen (USA)
W 2 – 0
1 Q   Yen-shu /
Peng-lung (TPE)
L 0 – 3
Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

Denmark has qualified a single taekwondo jin.

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Muhammed Dahmani Men's −80 kg   Hansen (AUS)
L 5–6
Did not advance
Hanne Høgh Poulsen Women's −49 kg   Poe (USA)
W 4–3
  Putri (INA)
W 7–2
  Burns (AUS)
L 0–1
N/A   Pérez (MEX)
W 2–1
  Shu-ju (TPE)
L 0–4
4

TennisEdit

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Kristian Pless Men's singles   Sargsian (ARM)
W 6–3, 6–4
  Philippoussis (AUS)
L 4–6, 4–6
Did not advance

TriathlonEdit

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Bike (40 km) Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Jan Knobelauch Hansen Men's 19:23.69 1:02:48.90 33:29.47 1:55:42.06 44
Marie Overbye Women's 20:56.08 1:06:41.50 39:39.93 2:07:17.51 28

ReferencesEdit

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