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Denmark at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Denmark is scheduled to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo from 24 July to 9 August 2020. Danish athletes have appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games, with the exception of the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis.

Denmark at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Denmark.svg
IOC codeDEN
NOCNational Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark
Websitewww.dif.dk (in Danish) (in English)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors40 in 9 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

ArcheryEdit

One Danish archer qualified for the women's individual recurve by securing one of three remaining spots available in the secondary tournament at the 2019 World Archery Championships in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.[1] On October 8, 2019, London 2012 Olympian and 2013 world champion Maja Jager became the first Danish athlete to be officially selected to the roster for Tokyo 2020.[2][3]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Maja Jager Women's individual

CanoeingEdit

SprintEdit

Danish canoeists qualified three boats in each of the following distances for the Games through the 2019 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Szeged, Hungary.[4]

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
  Women's K-1 200 m
  Women's K-1 500 m
 
 
 
 
Women's K-4 500 m

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

EquestrianEdit

Denmark fielded a squad of three equestrian riders into the Olympic team dressage competition by finishing fourth overall and securing the first of three available berths for Group A and B at the European Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands.[5]

DressageEdit

Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Special Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Score Rank Technical Artistic Score Rank
    Individual N/A
   
   
 
 
 
See above Team N/A

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualifed for the final; q = Qualifed for the final as a lucky loser

HandballEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Denmark men's handball team qualified for the Olympics by winning the gold medal and securing an outright berth at the final match of the 2019 World Championships in Herning.[6][7]

Team roster
  • Men's team event – 1 team of 14 players

RowingEdit

Denmark qualified two boats for each of the following rowing classes into the Olympic regatta. Rowing crews in the men's single sculls and women's coxless four confirmed Olympic places for their boats at the 2019 FISA World Championships in Ottensheim, Austria.[8][9]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
  Men's single sculls
 
 
 
 
Women's four N/A

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 qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the 2018 Sailing World Championships, the class-associated Worlds, and the continental regattas.[10]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
 
 
49er
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
RS:X
Laser Radial N/A
 
 
49erFX
Mixed
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
 
 
Nacra 17

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

ShootingEdit

Danish shooters achieved quota places for the following events by virtue of their best finishes at the 2018 ISSF World Championships, the 2019 ISSF World Cup series, European Championships or Games, and European Qualifying Tournament, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by May 31, 2020.[11]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Men's skeet
Women's 10 m air rifle
Women's 50 m rifle 3 positions

Table tennisEdit

Denmark entered one athlete into the table tennis competition at the Games. Rio 2016 Olympian Jonathan Groth scored an outright semifinal victory to book one of three Olympic spots available in the men's singles at the 2019 European Games in Minsk, Belarus.[12]

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

WrestlingEdit

Denmark qualified one wrestler for the men's Greco-Roman 67 kg into the Olympic competition, as a result of his top six finish at the 2019 World Championships.[13]

Key:

  • VT (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by fall.
  • VB (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by injury (VF for forfeit, VA for withdrawal or disqualification)
  • PP (ranking points: 3–1 or 1–3) – Decision by points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO (ranking points: 3–0 or 0–3) – Decision by points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST (ranking points: 4–0 or 0–4) – Great superiority – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
  • SP (ranking points: 4–1 or 1–4) – Technical superiority – the loser with technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.

Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Fredrik Bjerrehuus −67 kg

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Denmark, Mexico and Sweden win last three Olympic quota places at 2019 world championships". World Archery. 14 June 2019. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  2. ^ Wells, Chriss (8 October 2019). "Maja Jager becomes first archer selected for Tokyo 2020 Olympics". World Archery. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Den første OL-atlet er udtaget" [The first athlete has been selected for the Olympics] (in Danish). Team Denmark. 8 October 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  4. ^ "First round of Olympic canoe sprint quotas allocated". International Canoe Federation. 30 August 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  5. ^ Parkes, Louise (20 August 2019). "Germany gets Dressage gold again on roller-coaster day in Rotterdam". FEI. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  6. ^ Hamilton, Ben (31 January 2019). "Are the Danes unsportsmanlike, many ask following handball victory". Copenhagen Post. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Denmark wins first world handball title, beating Norway". Deutsche Welle. 31 January 2019. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  8. ^ "B-finals take on new meaning when Tokyo 2020 spots are available". International Rowing Federation. 31 August 2019. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Plenty of Tokyo 2020 qualifiers, loads of pride at World Rowing Championships". International Rowing Federation. 29 August 2019. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  10. ^ "First Laser, Radial and 49erFX nations confirmed for Tokyo 2020". World Sailing. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". www.issf-sports.org/. ISSF. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Timo Boll and Fu Yu clinch European Games titles". ITTF. 26 June 2019. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  13. ^ Marantz, Ken (15 September 2019). "Olympic Champ Borrero Survives 'Bracket of Death' to Make 67kg Semis, Secure Tokyo 2020 Spot". United World Wrestling. Retrieved 15 September 2019.