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Denmark at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Denmark competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. Danish athletes have appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games throughout the modern era, except for the sparsely attended 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis. They won 15 medals, of which two were gold. It was their largest medal tally since 1948.[2]

Denmark at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Denmark.svg
IOC code DEN
NOC National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark
Website www.dif.dk (in Danish) (in English)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 121 in 16 sports
Flag bearer Caroline Wozniacki (opening)[1]
Pernille Blume (closing)
Medals
Ranked 28th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
2 6 7 15
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Contents

MedalistsEdit

The following Danish athletes won medals at the Games. In the by discipline sections below, medalists' names are bolded.

CompetitorsEdit

AthleticsEdit

Danish athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[3][4][5] London 2012 Olympians Andreas Bube and Sara Slott Petersen, along with 2010 Youth Olympic hurdler Stina Troest, were among the first batch of Danish track and field athletes being named to the Olympic roster on May 17, 2016, and were joined by three marathon runners (one man and two women) three days later.[6][7]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Andreas Bube 800 m 1:46.67 2 Q 1:45.87 7 Did not advance
Ole Hesselbjerg 3000 m steeplechase 8:40.08 11 N/A Did not advance
Abdi Hakin Ulad Marathon N/A 2:17:06 35
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Anna Holm Baumeister Marathon N/A 2:39:49 55
Jessica Draskau-Petersson N/A 2:36:14 40
Anna-Emilie Møller 3000 m steeplechase 9:32.68 NR 6 N/A Did not advance
Sara Slott Petersen 400 m hurdles 55.20 1 Q 54.55 2 Q 53.55  
Stina Troest 56.06 4 Q 56.00 4 Did not advance

BadmintonEdit

Denmark has qualified a total of eight badminton players for the following events into the Olympic tournament based on the BWF World Rankings as of 5 May 2016: two entries in the men's singles, one in the women's singles, and a pair each in the men's, women's, and mixed doubles.[8]

Men
Athlete Event Group Stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Viktor Axelsen Singles   Lee D-k (KOR)
W (21–11, 21–13)
  Ponsana (THA)
W (21–14, 21–13)
N/A 1 Q   Evans (IRL)
W (21–16, 21–12)
  Ouseph (GBR)
W (21–12, 21–16)
  Chen L (CHN)
L (14–21, 15–21)
  Lin D (CHN)
W (15–21, 21–10, 21–17)
 
Jan Østergaard Jørgensen   Must (EST)
W (21–8, 21–15)
  Leverdez (FRA)
W (21–11, 21–18)
N/A 1 Q   Kidambi (IND)
L (19–21, 19–21)
Did not advance
Mathias Boe
Carsten Mogensen
Doubles   Kim G-j /
Kim S-r (KOR)
L (15–21, 18–21)
  Cwalina /
Wacha (POL)
W (21–17, 21–17)
  Ellis /
Langridge (GBR)
W (21–9, 9–21, 21–16)
3 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Group Stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Line Kjærsfeldt Singles   Marín (ESP)
L (16–21, 13–21)
  Vainio (FIN)
W (21–9, 21–8)
N/A 2 Did not advance
Kamilla Rytter Juhl
Christinna Pedersen
Doubles   Jung K-e /
Shin S-c (KOR)
W (21–16, 21-18)
  Luo Y /
Luo Y (CHN)
L (11–21, 18–21)
  Lee /
Obanana (USA)
W (21–9, 21–6)
2 Q N/A   Chang Y-n /
Lee S-h (KOR)
W (28–26, 18–21, 21–15)
  Tang YT /
Yu Y (CHN)
W (21–16, 14–21, 21–19)
  Matsutomo /
Takahashi (JPN)
L (21–18, 9–21, 19–21)
 
Mixed
Athlete Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Joachim Fischer Nielsen
Christinna Pedersen
Doubles   Xu C /
Ma J (CHN)
L (24–22, 14–21, 16–21)
  Mateusiak /
Zięba (POL)
W (21–18, 23–21)
  C Adcock /
G Adcock (GBR)
L (19–21, 24–22, 17–21)
4 Did not advance

CanoeingEdit

SprintEdit

Danish canoeists have qualified one boat in each of the following events through the 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships.[9]

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Rene Holten Poulsen Men's K-1 1000 m 3:35.722 1 Q 3:34.344 4 FA 3:36.840 6
Emma Åstrand Jørgensen Women's K-1 500 m 1:55.660 2 Q 1:55.193 2 FA 1:54.326  
Henriette Engel Hansen
Ida Villumsen
Women's K-2 500 m 1:46.246 4 Q 1:47.476 6 FB 1:48.846 12
Henriette Engel Hansen
Emma Åstrand Jørgensen
Amalie Ringtved Thomsen
Ida Villumsen
Women's K-4 500 m 1:36.675 5 Q 1:36.302 3 FA 1:39.057 6

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Danish riders qualified for a maximum of three quota places in the men's Olympic road race by virtue of their top 15 final national ranking in the 2015 UCI Europe Tour.[10] The road cycling team, led by two-time Olympian Jakob Fuglsang, was named to the Olympic roster on June 23, 2016.[11]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Jakob Fuglsang Men's road race 6:10:05  
Christopher Juul-Jensen Men's road race 6:19:43 32
Men's time trial 1:16:49.62 19
Chris Anker Sørensen Men's road race 6:30:05 60

TrackEdit

Following the completion of the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Danish riders have accumulated spots in the men's team pursuit, as well as both the men's and women's omnium. The track cycling squad, highlighted by reigning Olympic champion Lasse Norman Hansen in the men's omnium, was named on June 18, 2016.[12]

Pursuit
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinals Final
Time Rank Opponent
Results
Rank Opponent
Results
Rank
Casper Folsach
Lasse Norman Hansen
Niklas Larsen
Frederik Madsen
Casper Pedersen
Rasmus Quaade
Men's team pursuit 3:55.396 2 Q   Australia (AUS)
3:53.542
3   New Zealand (NZL)
3:53.789
 

Qualification Legend: FA=Final (medal); FB=Bronze medal game; SF=Semifinals

Omnium
Athlete Event Scratch race Individual pursuit Elimination race Time trial Flying lap Points race Total points Rank
Rank Points Time Rank Points Rank Points Time Rank Points Time Rank Points Points Rank
Lasse Norman Hansen Men's omnium 1 40 4:14.982 OR 1 40 18 6 1:02.538 5 32 12.832 4 34 40 2 192  
Amalie Dideriksen Women's omnium 7 28 3:30.264 4 34 6 30 38:032 18 6 14:940 18 6 85 1 189 5

Mountain bikingEdit

Danish mountain bikers qualified for one men's and one women's quota place each into the Olympic cross-country race, as a result of the nation's eighteenth-place finish for men and eleventh for women, respectively, in the UCI Olympic Ranking List of May 25, 2016. The mountain biking squad was named to the Olympic roster on June 9, 2016.[13]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Simon Andreassen Men's cross-country 1:47:44 34
Annika Langvad Women's cross-country 1:33:48 11

BMXEdit

Danish riders qualified for one men's and one women's quota place in BMX at the Olympics, as a result of the nation's top three placement for men, not yet qualified, at the 2016 UCI BMX World Championships, and top three for women in the UCI BMX Individual Ranking List of May 31, 2016. BMX riders Niklas Laustsen and European Games champion Simone Christensen were named to the Olympic roster on June 13, 2016.[14]

Athlete Event Seeding Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Points Rank Points Rank Result Rank
Niklas Laustsen Men's BMX 36.199 24 19 7 Did not advance
Simone Christensen Women's BMX 35.251 4 N/A 18 7 Did not advance

EquestrianEdit

Denmark has fielded a composite squad of four riders into the Olympic team eventing by virtue of the following results in the individual FEI Olympic rankings: top two finishes from North Western Europe, and two top six finishes from the combined overall FEI Olympic rankings.[15]

DressageEdit

Long list for the dressage team was published on April 30. Final team was named on July 17, after several observation events which included FEI Nations Cup competitions in Odense and Aachen as well as the Danish Dressage Championships in Broholm.[16]

Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Special Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Score Rank Technical Artistic Score Rank
Anders Dahl Selten Individual 69.900 37 Q 71.232 30 Did not advance
Cathrine Dufour Cassidy 76.657 10 Q 76.050 12 Q 74.893 81.286 78.143 13
Anna Kasprzak Donnperignon 73.943 23 Q 74.524 15 Q 74.821 79.143 76.982 14
Agnete Kirk Thinggaard Jojo 72.229 27 Q 72.465 26 Did not advance
Anders Dahl
Cathrine Dufour
Anna Kasprzak
Agnete Kirk Thinggaard
See above Team 74.276 6 Q 74.346 6 N/A 74.311 6

FootballEdit

Summary

Key:

Team Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Denmark men's Men's tournament   Iraq
D 0–0
  South Africa
W 1–0
  Brazil
L 0–4
2   Nigeria
L 0–2
Did not advance 8

Men's tournamentEdit

Denmark's men's football team qualified for the Olympics by reaching the semifinals at the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in the Czech Republic.[17]

Team roster

The following is the Danish final squad in the men's football tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[18][19] Yussuf Poulsen, Uffe Bech and Lasse Vigen Christensen left the squad due to several reasons and were replaced by Jacob Bruun Larsen, Jacob Barrett Laursen and Mathias Hebo.[20] view · talk

Head coach: Niels Frederiksen

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals 2016 club
1 1GK Jeppe Højbjerg (1995-04-30)30 April 1995 (aged 21) 0 0   Esbjerg
2 2DF Mikkel Desler (1995-02-19)19 February 1995 (aged 21) 0 0   Odense BK
3 2DF Kasper Larsen (1993-01-25)25 January 1993 (aged 23) 0 0   Groningen
4 2DF Edigeison Gomes*[21] (1988-11-17)17 November 1988 (aged 27) 0 0   Henan Jianye
5 2DF Jakob Blåbjerg (1995-01-11)11 January 1995 (aged 21) 0 0   Aalborg BK
6 3MF Andreas Maxsø (1994-03-18)18 March 1994 (aged 22) 0 0   Nordsjælland
7 4FW Lasse Vibe* (c) (1987-07-22)22 July 1987 (aged 29) 0 0   Brentford
8 3MF Mathias Hebo (1995-08-02)2 August 1995 (aged 21) 0 0   Fredericia
9 4FW Nicolai Brock-Madsen (1993-01-09)9 January 1993 (aged 23) 0 0   Birmingham City
10 4FW Jacob Bruun Larsen (1998-09-19)19 September 1998 (aged 17) 0 0   Borussia Dortmund
11 2DF Jacob Barrett Laursen (1994-11-17)17 November 1994 (aged 21) 0 0   Odense BK
12 4FW Frederik Børsting (1995-02-13)13 February 1995 (aged 21) 0 0   Aalborg BK
13 4FW Emil Larsen* (1991-06-22)22 June 1991 (aged 25) 0 0   Lyngby
14 3MF Casper Nielsen (1994-04-29)29 April 1994 (aged 22) 0 0   Esbjerg
15 2DF Pascal Gregor (1994-02-18)18 February 1994 (aged 22) 0 0   Nordsjælland
16 4FW Robert Skov (1996-05-20)20 May 1996 (aged 20) 0 0   Silkeborg
17 3MF Jens Jønsson (1993-01-10)10 January 1993 (aged 23) 0 0   Aarhus GF
18 1GK Lukas Fernandes (1993-03-01)1 March 1993 (aged 23) 0 0   SønderjyskE

* Over-aged player.

Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Brazil (H) 3 1 2 0 4 0 +4 5 Quarter-finals
2   Denmark 3 1 1 1 1 4 −3 4
3   Iraq 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 3
4   South Africa 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
Source: Rio2016 & FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host.

4 August 2016 (2016-08-04)
13:00
v
Iraq   0–0   Denmark
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
19:00
v
Denmark   1–0   South Africa
Skov   69' Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
22:00
v
Denmark   0–4   Brazil
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Gabriel   26'80'
Gabriel Jesus   40'
Luan   50'
Quarterfinal

13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
16:00
v
Nigeria   2–0   Denmark
Mikel   15'
Umar   59'
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

GolfEdit

Denmark has entered four golfers (two per gender) into the Olympic tournament. Søren Kjeldsen (world no. 50), Thorbjørn Olesen (world no. 64), Nicole Broch Larsen (world no. 88), and Nanna Koerstz Madsen (world no. 109) qualified directly among the top 60 eligible players for their respective individual events based on the IGF World Rankings as of 11 July 2016.[26][27]

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
Score Score Score Score Score Par Rank
Søren Kjeldsen Men's 73 68 70 70 281 −3 =21
Thorbjørn Olesen 70 68 74 71 283 −1 =30
Nicole Broch Larsen Women's 67 68 81 71 287 +3 36
Nanna Koerstz Madsen 69 69 72 69 279 −5 =13

HandballEdit

Summary

Key:

  • ET – After extra time
  • P – Match decided by penalty-shootout.
Team Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Denmark men's Men's tournament   Argentina
W 25–19
  Tunisia
W 31–23
  Croatia
L 24–27
  Qatar
W 26–25
  France
L 30–33
3   Slovenia
W 37–30
  Poland
W 29–28ET
  France
W 28–26
 

Men's tournamentEdit

Denmark's men's handball team qualified for the Olympics by virtue of a top two finish at the third meet of the Olympic Qualification Tournament in Herning.[28] On 16 July, the team of 14 players and a reserve was nominated by the Danish Handball Federation, for official selection by the NOC.[29]

Team roster

The following is the Danish roster in the men's handball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[30] view · talk

Head coach:   Guðmundur Guðmundsson

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Niklas Landin Jacobsen (1988-12-19)19 December 1988 (aged 27) 2.01 m 143 1   THW Kiel
3 RB Mads Christiansen (1986-05-03)3 May 1986 (aged 30) 1.94 m 106 234   Bjerringbro-Silkeborg
5 CB Mads Mensah Larsen (1991-08-12)12 August 1991 (aged 24) 1.88 m 67 157   Rhein-Neckar Löwen
6 LW Casper Ulrich Mortensen (1989-12-14)14 December 1989 (aged 26) 1.90 m 73 209   TSV Hannover-Burgdorf
15 P Jesper Nøddesbo (1980-10-23)23 October 1980 (aged 35) 1.99 m 201 418   Barcelona
16 GK Jannick Green (1988-09-29)29 September 1988 (aged 27) 1.95 m 71 1   SC Magdeburg
17 RW Lasse Svan Hansen (1983-08-31)31 August 1983 (aged 32) 1.84 m 155 316   Flensburg-Handewitt
19 P Rene Toft Hansen (1984-01-11)11 January 1984 (aged 32) 2.00 m 103 163   THW Kiel
21 LB Henrik Møllgaard (1985-01-02)2 January 1985 (aged 31) 1.96 m 90 136   Paris Saint-Germain
22 RB Kasper Søndergaard (1981-06-09)9 June 1981 (aged 35) 1.96 m 162 361   Skjern Håndbold
23 P Henrik Toft Hansen (1986-12-18)18 December 1986 (aged 29) 2.00 m 77 144   Flensburg-Handewitt
24 LB Mikkel Hansen (1987-10-22)22 October 1987 (aged 28) 1.96 m 151 696   Paris Saint-Germain
25 CB Morten Olsen (1984-10-11)11 October 1984 (aged 31) 1.84 m 32 90   TSV Hannover-Burgdorf
27 LB Michael Damgaard (1990-03-18)18 March 1990 (aged 26) 1.92 m 30 78   SC Magdeburg
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Croatia 5 4 0 1 147 134 +13 8[a] Quarter-finals
2   France 5 4 0 1 152 126 +26 8[a]
3   Denmark 5 3 0 2 136 127 +9 6
4   Qatar 5 2 1 2 122 127 −5 5
5   Argentina 5 1 0 4 110 126 −16 2
6   Tunisia 5 0 1 4 118 145 −27 1
Source: IHF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Croatia 29–28 France
7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
14:40
v
Denmark   25–19   Argentina Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Hansen, Svan 6 (10–10) Simonet 7
  3×  1×  Report   3× 

9 August 2016 (2016-08-09)
14:40
v
Tunisia   23–31   Denmark Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Pinto, Menezes (BRA)
Jallouz 5 (10–16) Mortensen, Svan 8
  1×  1×  Report   3× 

11 August 2016 (2016-08-11)
14:40
v
Denmark   24–27   Croatia Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Svan Hansen 9 (12–15) Duvnjak 8
  2×  Report   4× 

13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
14:40
v
Denmark   26–25   Qatar Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Rashed, El-Sayed (EGY)
Svan 7 (14–14) Markovic 7
  4×  Report   3× 

15 August 2016 (2016-08-15)
14:40
v
France   33–30   Denmark Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Mahé 9 (17–16) Hansen 8
  2×  Report   3× 

Quarterfinal
17 August 2016 (2016-08-17)
17:00
v
Denmark   37–30   Slovenia Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Lopéz, Ramírez (ESP)
M. Hansen, L. Hansen 8 (16–13) Bezjak, Janc 6
  3×  Report   4× 

Semifinal
19 August 2016 (2016-08-19)
20:30
v
Poland   28–29 (ET)   Denmark Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Bielecki 7 (15–16) M. Hansen 10
  4×  Report   3× 

FT: 25–25 ET: 3–4


Gold medal match
21 August 2016 (2016-08-21)
14:00
v
Denmark   28–26   France Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
Hansen 8 (16–14) Guigou 6
  2×  Report   3× 

RowingEdit

Denmark has qualified four boats for each of the following rowing classes into the Olympic regatta. Three rowing crews had confirmed Olympic places for their boats each in the men's lightweight four, women's pair, and women's lightweight double sculls at the 2015 FISA World Championships in Lac d'Aiguebelette, France, while the rowers competing in both the women's single and double sculls were added to the Danish roster with their top four finish at the 2016 European & Final Qualification Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Team Denmark announced the first batch of rowers (men's lightweight four, women's pair, and women's lightweight double sculls) on May 12, 2016.[31] Meanwhile, the remaining crews that earned Olympic spots through the European & Qualification regatta were named to the Danish roster on June 14, 2016. Among the rowers qualifying for the Games were reigning Olympic champions Rasmus Quist Hansen and Mads Rasmussen (men's lightweight double sculls), and London 2012 bronze medalist Fie Udby Erichsen (women's single sculls).[32]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Rasmus Quist Hansen
Mads Rasmussen
Lightweight double sculls 6:33.67 3 R 7:02.78 1 SA/B 6:45.05 5 FB 6:34.72 10
Jacob Barsøe
Kasper Winther Jørgensen
Morten Jørgensen
Jacob Larsen
Lightweight four 5:58.21 1 SA/B Bye 6:19.62 2 FA 6:21.97  
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Fie Udby Erichsen Single sculls 8:30.07 2 QF Bye 7:33.24 1 SA/B 8:08.65 6 FB 7:25.13 9
Anne Dsane Andersen
Hedvig Rasmussen
Pair 7:05.28 2 SA/B Bye N/A 7:27.56 1 FA 7:20.71  
Nina Hollensen
Lisbet Jakobsen
Double sculls 7:18.92 5 R 7:04.35 4 N/A Did not advance
Anne Lolk
Juliane Elander Rasmussen
Lightweight double sculls 7:01.84 2 SA/B Bye N/A 7:20.29 4 FB 7:27.36 9

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

SailingEdit

Danish sailors have qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships, the individual fleet Worlds, and European qualifying regattas.[33] Team Denmark will determine the official list of sailors with the highest overall series score having accumulated in three selection trial meets of each fleet.[34]

On March 4, 2016, four sailors had been selected to the Danish Olympic team for Rio: skiff duo Jena Mai Hansen and Katja Salskov-Iversen (49erFX), and multihull tandem Anette Viborg Andreasen and 2012 Olympian Allan Nørregaard (Nacra 17).[35] Single-handed sailors Michael Hansen (Laser) and 2012 Finn silver medalist Jonas Høgh Christensen had claimed their Olympic spots at the Princess Sofia Trophy Regatta, while the remaining crews rounded out the selection at the ISAF World Cup meet in Hyeres, France.

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Sebastian Fleischer RS:X 15 14 9 12 22 11 17 20 2 11 6 18 EL 135 12
Michael Hansen Laser 6 24 23 20 31 31 19 26 5 26 N/A EL 180 25
Jonas Høgh Christensen Finn 13 2 4 DNF 10 11 16 16 17 21 N/A EL 110 17
Christian Peter Lübeck
Jonas Warrer
49er 8 9 21 15 1 5 6 13 14 18 1 2 6 98 4
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Lærke Buhl-Hansen RS:X 17 16 17 20 16 13 12 9 21 13 10 12 EL 155 15
Anne-Marie Rindom Laser Radial 5 8 DSQ 3 3 1 4 6 22 3 N/A 16 55  
Jena Mai Hansen
Katja Salskov-Iversen
49erFX 21 2 2 2 4 2 9 16 2 1 2 4 8 54  
Mixed
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Allan Nørregaard
Anette Viborg Andreasen
Nacra 17 8 8 9 14 10 12 17 9 7 11 5 15 EL 108 12

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race

ShootingEdit

Danish shooters have achieved quota places for the following events by virtue of their best finishes at the 2014 and 2015 ISSF World Championships, the 2015 ISSF World Cup series, and European Championships or Games, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by March 31, 2016.[36]

On November 5, 2015, Team Denmark had officially announced the shooting squad for the Games.[37]

Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Torben Grimmel Men's 50 m rifle prone 621.4 23 N/A Did not advance
Jesper Hansen Men's skeet 121 (+12) =5 14 (+3) =5 Did not advance
Stine Nielsen Women's 10 m air rifle 410.1 38 N/A Did not advance
Women's 50 m rifle 3 positions 579 13 N/A Did not advance

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualify for the next round; q = Qualify for the bronze medal (shotgun)

SwimmingEdit

Danish swimmers have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[38][39] To qualify for the individual events, swimmers must achieve times set by the Danish Swimming Federation and the Danish NOC at either the 2015 World Aquatics Championships, the 2016 Danish Open or the 2016 European Aquatics Championships.[40]

On November 4, 2015, five swimmers had been officially chosen to be part of the Danish Olympic team for the Games, including current world-record holder Rikke Møller Pedersen in the breaststroke, and 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Lotte Friis in long-distance freestyle.[41] Four more swimmers (Glæsner, Ipsen, Joensen, and Blume), along with the members of the men's 4 × 200 m freestyle relay team, were officially named to the Danish roster on May 10, 2016, extending the swimming team size to thirteen.[42]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Viktor Bromer 200 m butterfly 1:55.77 7 Q 1:55.59 7 Q 1:55.64 6
Mads Glæsner 400 m freestyle 3:52.59 36 N/A Did not advance
Anton Ipsen 400 m freestyle 3:48.31 20 N/A Did not advance
1500 m freestyle 15:05.91 18 N/A Did not advance
Pál Joensen 1500 m freestyle 15:18.49 30 N/A Did not advance
Søren Dahl
Anders Lie
Daniel Skaaning
Magnus Westermann
4 × 200 m freestyle relay 7:12.66 13 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Pernille Blume 50 m freestyle 24.23 1 Q 24.28 1 Q 24.07  
100 m freestyle 54.15 11 Q 54.19 11 Did not advance
Lotte Friis 400 m freestyle 4:07.13 11 N/A Did not advance
800 m freestyle 8:22.54 5 Q N/A 8:24.50 7
Mie Nielsen 100 m backstroke 59.13 4 Q 59.18 6 Q 58.80 5
Jeanette Ottesen 50 m freestyle 24.48 =5 Q 24.62 11 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 53.53 5 Q 53.35 6 Q 53.36 8
100 m butterfly 57.15 6 Q 57.47 7 Q 57.17 7
Rikke Møller Pedersen 100 m breaststroke 1:06.58 6 Q 1:07.07 10 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:22.72 1 Q 2:22.45 5 Q 2:23.74 8
Pernille Blume
Sarah Bro
Julie Kepp Jensen
Mie Nielsen
4 × 100 m freestyle relay 3:39.45 12 N/A Did not advance
Pernille Blume
Mie Nielsen
Jeanette Ottesen
Rikke Møller Pedersen
4 × 100 m medley relay 3:56.98 3 Q N/A 3:55.01 EU  

Table tennisEdit

Denmark has entered one athlete into the table tennis competition at the Games. Jonathan Groth secured one of the remaining Olympic spots in the men's singles by winning the repechage group final at the European Qualification Tournament in Halmstad, Sweden.[43]

Athlete Event Preliminary Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Jonathan Groth Men's singles Bye   Oláh (FIN)
W 4–0
  Ma L (CHN)
L 0–4
Did not advance

TennisEdit

Denmark has entered one tennis player into the Olympic tournament. London 2012 Olympian Caroline Wozniacki (world no. 34) qualified directly for the women's singles as one of the top 56 eligible players in the WTA World Rankings as of June 6, 2016.[44][45]

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
Caroline Wozniacki Women's singles   Hradecká (CZE)
W 6–2, 6–2
  Kvitková (CZE)
L 2–6, 4–6
Did not advance

TriathlonEdit

Denmark has entered one triathlete to compete at the Games. Andreas Schilling was ranked among the top 43 eligible triathletes in the men's event based on the ITU Olympic Qualification List as of May 15, 2016.[46]

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Andreas Schilling Men's 18:11 0:48 55:33 0:38 33:46 1:48:56 28

WrestlingEdit

Denmark has qualified one wrestler for the men's Greco-Roman 75 kg into the Olympic competition, as a result of his top six finish at the 2015 World Championships.[47][48]

Key:

  • VT – Victory by fall.
  • PP – Decision by points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO – Decision by points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST – Great superiority – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mark Madsen −75 kg Bye   Abdevali (IRI)
W 3–1 PP
  Nemeš (SRB)
W 3–0 PO
  Bácsi (HUN)
W 3–0 PO
Bye   Vlasov (RUS)
L 1–3 PP
 

See alsoEdit

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