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Denmark's first Olympic Champion was 21-year old weightlifter Viggo Jensen, who won the Heavyweight contest at Athens on 7 April 1896. Four days later he also placed 2nd and 3rd in rifle and pistol shooting events.

41 Danish athletes won a total of 12 Olympic Gold medals between 1896 and 1936.

M/F

Name

Year

Gold

SPORT

born

died

M

Viggo Jensen

1896

1

WEIGHTLIFTING

22.6.1874

2.11.1930

M

Edgar Aabye

1900

1

TUG of WAR

14.9.1865

30.4.1941

M

Eugen Schmidt

1900

1

TUG of WAR

17.2.1862

7.10.1931

M

Charles Winckler

1900

1

TUG of WAR

9.4.1867

17.12.1932

M

Lars Jørg Madsen

1900

2

SHOOTING

19.7.1871

1.4.1925

M

Ejler Allert

1912

1

ROWING

27.11.1881

25.3.1959

M

Jørgen Hansen

1912

1

ROWING

14.8.1890

10.9.1953

M

Poul Hartmann

1912

1

ROWING

1.5.1878

29.6.1969

M

Carl Møller

1912

1

ROWING

24.8.1887

27.8.1948

M

Carl Pedersen

1912

1

ROWING

30.9.1884

3.9.1968

M

Niels Larsen

1920

1

SHOOTING

21.11.1889

15.11.1969

M

Anders Nielsen

1920

1

SHOOTING

25.5.1867

16.4.1950

M

Anders Petersen

1920

1

SHOOTING

13.7.1876

8.12.1968

M

Erik Sætter-Lassen

1920

1

SHOOTING

15.7.1892

24.12.1966

M

Georg Albertsen

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

12.7.1889

28.4.1961

M

Carl Andersen

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

11.8.1899

7.7.1983

M

Viggo Dibbern

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

10.7.1900

30.1.1982

M

Aage Frandsen

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

18.10.1890

24.3.1968

M

Hugo Helsten

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

15.9.1894

25.5.1978

M

Harry Holm

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

14.9.1902

25.12.1987

M

Herold Jansson

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

13.11.1899

23.4.1965

M

Robert Johnsen

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

23.6.1896

31.8.1975

M

Christian Juhl

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

29.4.1898

27.9.1962

M

Vilhelm Lange

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

20.12.1893

17.11.1950

M

Svend Madsen

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

17.3.1897

10.9.1990

M

Peder Marcussen

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

26.11.1894

16.12.1972

M

Peder Møller

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

7.8.1891

17.10.1984

M

Niels Nielsen

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

21.1.1887

9.6.1964

M

Steen Olsen

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

17.6.1886

5.5.1960

M

Christian Pedersen

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

27.10.1889

22.3.1953

M

Stig Rønne

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

30.12.1887

15.9.1951

M

Harry Sørensen

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

19.4.1892

14.9.1963

M

Christian Thomas

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

7.2.1896

4.10.1970

M

Knud Vermehren

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

19.12.1890

1.1.1985

F

Stefanie Clausen

1920

1

DIVING

1.4.1900

2.8.1981

F

Ellen Osiier

1924

1

FENCING

13.8.1890

6.9.1962

M

Hans Nielsen

1924

1

BOXING

2.9.1899

6.2.1967

M

Villy Hansen

1928

1

CYCLING

4.4.1906

18.3.1978

M

Henry Hansen

1928

2

CYCLING

16.3.1902

28.3.1985

M

Orla Jørgensen

1928

1

CYCLING

25.5.1904

29.6.1947

M

Leo Nielsen

1928

1

CYCLING

5.3.1909

15.6.1968

I would be grateful for any corrections and additional biographical information.