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Mads Reinholdt Rasmussen (born 24 November 1981 in Idestrup on Falster) is a Danish rower and double World Champion and Olympic Gold winner in the lightweight double sculls, with his partner Rasmus Quist Hansen. Rasmussen and Quist placed fourth in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, third in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and first in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Mads Rasmussen
Medal record
Men's rowing
Representing  Denmark
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2012 London Lightweight double sculls
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing Lightweight double sculls
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Eton Lightweight double sculls
Gold medal – first place 2007 Munich Lightweight double sculls
Silver medal – second place 2005 Gifu Lightweight double sculls
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Seville Lightweight double sculls
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Poznań Lightweight single sculls


  • Mads Rasmussen at FISA
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Mads Rasmussen". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mikkel Kessler
Danish Sports Name of the Year
(with Rasmus Quist Hansen)
Succeeded by
Denmark national handball team