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Erik Hansen

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameErik Rosendahl•Hansen
Used nameErik•Hansen
Born15 November 1939 in Randers (DEN)
Died29 September 2014
Measurements182 cm / 77 kg
AffiliationsKajakklubben Pagaj, Holstebro (DEN)
NOC(s) Denmark

Biography

Erik Hansen is the greatest international sprint canoeist produced by Denmark. He competed at four Summer Olympics winning one gold and two bronze medals. At the World Championships, Hansen won five medals, with a gold in K1-1000 in 1963 and silvers in K1-500 in 1963 and 1966, the K1-1000 in 1966 and the K1-10K in 1970. He won 37 Danish Championships between 1958-72. He also added seven medals at the European Championships.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1960 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Denmark    
  Kayak Relay 4 × 500 metres, Men Olympic Denmark 3 Bronze
1964 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic 7 Representing Denmark    
1968 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic 3 Bronze Representing Denmark    
  Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic Hans-Viggo Knudsen DNS
1972 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic 7 Representing Denmark    

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1960 Summer Olympics 26 August 1960 Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres, Men Round One, Heat One 3:57.04 1
1960 Summer Olympics 29 August 1960 Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres, Men Final Round 3:53.00 1
1972 Summer Olympics 8 September 1972 Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres, Men Semi-Finals, Heat Two 3:51.12 1

Other participations

Games Role Details
1968 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony Representing Denmark    

Special Notes