Denmark at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Denmark is expected to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the Games have been postponed to 23 July to 8 August 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] 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
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IOC codeDEN
NOCNational Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark
Websitewww.dif.dk (in Danish and English)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors59 in 11 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.[2] On 8 October 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.[3][4]

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

AthleticsEdit

Danish athletes further achieved the entry standards, either by qualifying time or by world ranking, in the following track and field events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[5][6]

On 27 March 2020, Rio 2016 bronze medalist Sara Slott Petersen (women's 400 m hurdles) and steeplechaser Anna Emilie Møller became the first Danish track and field athletes to be named to the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 squad, with marathon runners Abdi Hakin Ulad and Thijs Nijhuis joining them nearly a month later.[7][8]

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
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Thijs Nijhuis Men's marathon N/A
Abdi Hakin Ulad N/A
Anna Emilie Møller Women's 5000 m N/A
Women's 3000 m steeplechase N/A
Sara Slott Petersen Women's 400 m hurdles

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.[9]

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

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

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Denmark entered a squad of six riders (four men and two women) to compete in their respective Olympic road races, by virtue of their top 50 national finish (for men) and top 22 (for women) in the UCI World Ranking.[10]

Athlete Event Time Rank
  Men's road race
Men's time trial
  Men's road race
 
 
  Women's road race
Women's time trial
  Women's road race

TrackEdit

Following the completion of the 2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Danish riders accumulated spots for both men and women in madison and omnium, as well as the men's team pursuit, based on their country's results in the final UCI Olympic rankings.

Pursuit
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinals Final
Time Rank Opponent
Results
Rank Opponent
Results
Rank
 
 
 
 
Men's team pursuit
Omnium
Athlete Event Scratch Race Tempo Race Elimination Race Points Race Total points Rank
Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points
Men's omnium
Women's omnium
Madison
Athlete Event Points Laps Rank
 
 
Men's madison
 
 
Women's madison

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.[11] Meanwhile, two more riders were added to the Danish roster by securing the fourth of six available slots, outside the group and continental selection, in the individual FEI Olympic dressage rankings and by finishing in the top two, outside the group selection of the individual FEI Olympic jumping rankings for Group A (North Western Europe), respectively.[12]

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 = Qualified for the final; q = Qualified for the final as a lucky loser

EventingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
    Individual

JumpingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Penalties Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Rank
    Individual

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.[13][14]

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.[15][16]

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.[17]

On 27 March 2020, Team Denmark announced the first set of sailors (49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 crews) selected for the rescheduled Games, including Beijing 2008 gold medalist Jonas Warrer.[7] Rio 2016 windsurfer Lærke Buhl-Hansen, with Laser sailor and bronze medalist Anne-Marie Rindom going to her third consecutive Games, was added to the Danish sailing roster on 12 May 2020.[18]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Jakob Precht Jensen
Jonas Warrer
49er
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
Anne-Marie Rindom Laser Radial N/A
Ida Marie Baad Nielsen
Marie Thusgaard Olsen
49erFX
Mixed
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Christian Peter Lübeck
Lin Ea Cenholt
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 31 May 2020.[19]

Skeet shooter and 2013 world shotgun champion Jesper Hansen was officially selected to the Danish roster for his third consecutive Games on 14 November 2019.[20]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Jesper Hansen 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.[21]

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.[22]

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. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympics. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Denmark, Mexico and Sweden win last three Olympic quota places at 2019 world championships". World Archery. 14 June 2019. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  3. ^ Wells, Chriss (8 October 2019). "Maja Jager becomes first archer selected for Tokyo 2020 Olympics". World Archery. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  6. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXXII Olympiad – Tokyo 2020 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Allerede udtagne atleter beholder deres OL-pladser" [Selected athletes already retained their Olympic slots] (in Danish). Team Denmark. 27 March 2020. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  8. ^ "To danske maratonløbere udtaget til OL" [Two Danish marathon runners selected for the Olympics] (in Danish). Team Denmark. 8 May 2020. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  9. ^ "First round of Olympic canoe sprint quotas allocated". International Canoe Federation. 30 August 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Athletes' quotas for Road Cycling events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games". UCI. 18 November 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  11. ^ Parkes, Louise (20 August 2019). "Germany gets Dressage gold again on roller-coaster day in Rotterdam". FEI. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  12. ^ "Tokyo 2020 team and individual quota places confirmed by FEI". FEI. 17 February 2020. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  13. ^ Hamilton, Ben (31 January 2019). "Are the Danes unsportsmanlike, many ask following handball victory". Copenhagen Post. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  14. ^ "Denmark wins first world handball title, beating Norway". Deutsche Welle. 31 January 2019. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  15. ^ "B-finals take on new meaning when Tokyo 2020 spots are available". International Rowing Federation. 31 August 2019. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  16. ^ "Plenty of Tokyo 2020 qualifiers, loads of pride at World Rowing Championships". International Rowing Federation. 29 August 2019. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  17. ^ "First Laser, Radial and 49erFX nations confirmed for Tokyo 2020". World Sailing. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  18. ^ "Anne-Marie Rindom og Lærke Buhl-Hansen er OL-klar" [Anne-Marie Random and Lærke Buhl-Hansen are ready for the Olympics] (in Danish). Team Denmark. 12 May 2020. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  19. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". www.issf-sports.org/. ISSF. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  20. ^ "PRM: Skeetskytte udtaget til OL" [Skeet shooter selected for the Olympics] (in Danish). Team Denmark. 14 November 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  21. ^ "Timo Boll and Fu Yu clinch European Games titles". ITTF. 26 June 2019. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  22. ^ 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.