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Viggo Jensen

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAlexander Viggo•Jensen
Used nameViggo•Jensen
Born22 June 1874 in København (Copenhagen) (DEN)
Died2 November 1930 in København (Copenhagen) (DEN)
AffiliationsHandelsstandens AK, København (DEN) / Kjøbenhavns Skytteforening, København (DEN)
NOC(s) Denmark

Biography

A versatile athlete, Viggo Jensen competed in four different sports, with his best performances coming in the weightlifting. He beat Elliot of Britain on style in the two-handed event, becoming Denmark’s first Olympic champion. He injured himself while doing so, and placed second in the single-handed competition. Jensen added a third place in the free rifle shooting, and two fourth places in the shot put and the rope climb. After becoming a two-time Olympian in Paris, Jensen became an architect, working in Moscow during the 1920s.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1896 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) Rope Climbing, Men Olympic 4 Representing Denmark    
Athletics Shot Put, Men Olympic 4
  Discus Throw, Men Olympic AC
Shooting Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men Olympic 3 Bronze
  Military Rifle, 200 metres, Men Olympic 6
Weightlifting Unlimited, One Hand, Men Olympic 2 Silver
  Unlimited, Two Hands, Men Olympic 1 Gold
1900 Summer Olympics Shooting Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men Olympic 15 Representing Denmark    
  Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Team, Men Olympic Denmark 4
  Free Rifle, Kneeling, 300 metres, Men Olympic =13
  Free Rifle, Prone, 300 metres, Men Olympic =10
  Free Rifle, Standing, 300 metres, Men Olympic =11

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