Anders Pedersen

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAnders Otto•Pedersen
Used nameAnders•Pedersen
Born16 December 1899 in København (Copenhagen) (DEN)
Died28 April 1966 in København (Copenhagen) (DEN)
AffiliationsFrederiksberg IF, Frederiksberg (DEN)
NOC Denmark

Biography

Nicknamed “Wunderkind,” Anders Pedersen was the first Danish boxer to win an Olympic medal. He fought as a flyweight, bantamweight and featherweight. In 1917, 1919 and 1920, he was Danish Champion winning the first championship when he was only 15-years-old. In 1921 he turned professional, fighting in Denmark and Sweden. In 1931 he won the Danish Championship in the bantamweight class but finished his career in 1935 after two knockout defeats. He had 51 professional fights, winning 26 and losing 17, with 8 draws.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Boxing DEN Anders Pedersen
Flyweight, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver