Denmark at the 1928 Summer Olympics


Denmark competed at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 91 competitors (82 men and 9 women) took part in 55 events in 14 sports.[1]

Denmark at the
1928 Summer Olympics
IOC codeDEN
NOCNational Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark
Websitewww.dif.dk (in Danish and English)
in Amsterdam
Competitors91 in 14 sports
Flag bearerHans Jørgensen
Medals
Ranked 13th
Gold
3
Silver
1
Bronze
2
Total
6
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 GoldHenry Hansen Cycling Men's individual road race August 7
 GoldHenry Hansen, Orla Jørgensen, Leo Nielsen Cycling Men's team road race August 7
 GoldWilly Hansen Cycling Men's track time trial August 5
 SilverAage Høy-Petersen, Sven Linck,
Nils Otto Møller, Peter Schlütter, Vilhelm Vett
Sailing 6 m class August 9
 BronzeMichael Michaelsen Boxing Men's heavyweight August 11
 BronzeWilly Hansen Cycling Men's sprint August 6

Aquatics

Diving

1 diver, a woman, represented Denmark in 1928. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport. Edith Nielsen, who had taken 4th place in the 10 metre platform event in 1924, competed again. This time, she did not advance out of the preliminary groups. She finished 6th in her group.

Diver Event Semifinals Final
Points Score Rank Points Score Rank
Edith Nielsen Women's 10 metre platform 29 26.20 6 Did not advance

Swimming

Five swimmers, all women, represented Denmark in 1928. It was the nation's 5th appearance in the sport. Jacobsen was the only Danish swimmer to advance to an event final; she placed 4th in the 200 metre breaststroke.

Swimmer Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Gerda Bredgaard Women's 100 m freestyle Unknown 4 Did not advance
Agnete Olsen 1:15.8 1 Q Unknown 6 Did not advance
Else Jacobsen Women's 100 m backstroke N/A 1:31.5 4 Did not advance
Else Jacobsen Women's 200 m breaststroke 3:17.6 1 Q 3:16.8 2 Q 3:19.0 4
Gerda Bredgaard Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay N/A Unknown 4 Did not advance
Agnete Olsen
Rigmor Olsen
Lilian Staugaard

Athletics

10 athletes, all men, represented Denmark in 1928. It was the nation's 7th appearance in the sport as well as the Games. None of the Danish athletes advanced past the initial round of their events. Nikolajsen's 10th place finish in the pole vault was the best ranking for Denmark in athletics in Amsterdam.

Track and road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Leo Jørgensen Men's 100 metres Unknown 4 Did not advance
Louis Lundgren Men's 400 metres Unknown 3 Did not advance
Albert Larsen Men's 800 metres N/A Unknown 6 Did not advance
Albert Larsen Men's 1500 metres N/A 4:01.5 4 Did not advance
Carl Petersen Men's 5000 metres N/A 15:13.0 6 Did not advance
Louis Lundgren Men's 110 metres hurdles N/A 15.7 5 Did not advance
Herman Larsen Men's 400 metres hurdles N/A 1:00.0 5 Did not advance
Louis Lundgren 55.9 3 Did not advance
Gottlieb Bach Men's marathon N/A 3:10:10 51
Aksel Madsen DNF
Orla Olsen DNF
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Hermann Brügmann Men's long jump 6.62 30 Did not advance
Hermann Brügmann Men's triple jump 13.82 18 Did not advance
Aksel Nikolajsen Men's pole vault 3.50 10 Did not advance

Boxing

Six boxers represented Denmark in 1928. The sport was open to men only. It was Denmark's 4th appearance in Olympic boxing. Nielsen, the defending champion in the lightweight, was one of two Danish boxers to reach the semifinals, along with Michaelsen. Both men lost there. Michaelsen earned Denmark's only boxing medal in 1928 by winning the subsequent bronze medal bout; Nielsen lost his bronze medal bout to finish fourth.

Boxer Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / Bronze match
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Aage Fahrenholtz Men's bantamweight Bye  Harry Isaacs (RSA)
L points
Did not advance 9
Ricardt Madsen Men's featherweight  George Kelly (IRL)
W points
 Georges Boireau (FRA)
L points
Did not advance 9
Hans Jacob Nielsen Men's lightweight Bye  Mathias Sancassiani (LUX)
W points
 David Baan (NED)
W points
 Carlo Orlandi (ITA)
L points
 Gunnar Berggren (SWE)
L points
4
Arne Sande Men's welterweight  Patrick Lenehan (IRL)
L points
Did not advance 17
Ingvard Ludvigsen Men's middleweight Bye  Piero Toscani (ITA)
L points
Did not advance 9
Michael Michaelsen Men's heavyweight N/A Bye  Georges Gardebois (FRA)
W points
 Arturo Rodríguez (ARG)
L points
 Sverre Sørsdal (NOR)
W points

Cycling

Five cyclists, all men, represented Denmark in 1928. It was the nation's 4th appearance in the sport. Prior to 1928, Denmark's best result in the sport had been a silver medal in the tandem in 1924. Willy Hansen, one of the members of that tandem, won Denmark's first Olympic cycling championship in the track time trial. Two days later, the road race team, led by Henry Hansen, won the second and third gold medals for Denmark in cycling with a team victory and an individual championship for Hansen. Willy Hansen also earned a bronze medal in the sprint, finishing his Olympic career with one medal of each color.

Road cycling

Cyclist Event Time Rank
Henry Hansen Men's road race 4:47:18
Orla Jørgensen 5:16:19 25
Leo Nielsen 5:05:37 7
Poul Sørensen 5:17:33 28
Henry Hansen Men's team road race 15:09:14
Orla Jørgensen
Leo Nielsen

Track cycling

Time trial
Cyclist Event Time Rank
Willy Hansen Men's time trial 1:14.2
Match races
Cyclist Event 1st Round Repechage 1 Repechage Final Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / Bronze match
TimeRank TimeRank TimeRank TimeRank TimeRank TimeRank
Willy Hansen Men's sprint Unknown 1 Q Bye 13.2 1 Q Unknown 2 Unknown 1

Equestrian

Three equestrians, all men, represented Denmark in 1928. It was the nation's 3rd appearance in the sport. One rider, Magnus Fog, competed in the dressage competition, finishing in 16th place. Denmark sent two riders in eventing; Peder Jensen finished 9th while Cai Gundelach did not finish.

Dressage

Equestrian Horse Event Final
Score Rank
Magnus Fog Mistinguett Dressage 202.08 16

Eventing

Equestrian Horse Event Final
Score Rank
Cai Gundelach Beauty Eventing DNF
Peder Jensen Pearl 1885.24 9

Fencing

Ten fencers, seven men and three women, represented Denmark in 1928. It was the nation's 7th appearance in the sport as well as the Games. Ivan Joseph Martin Osiier fenced in his 5th Olympics (he would compete twice more, in 1932 and 1948). For the first time since 1908, no Danish fencers advanced to the finals.

Fencer Event Round 1 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Jens Berthelsen Men's épée 6 wins 3 Q 8 wins 1 Q 3 wins 7 Did not advance
Ivan Joseph Martin Osiier 6 wins 4 Q 7 wins 3 Q 3 wins 7 Did not advance
Peter Ryefelt 5 wins 4 Q 2 wins 10 Did not advance
Otto Bærentzen Men's team épée 0–2 3 Did not advance
Jens Berthelsen
Ivan Joseph Martin Osiier
Johan Praem
Peter Ryefelt
Kim Bærentzen Men's foil N/A 3 wins 4 Did not advance
Jens Berthelsen 1 wins 5 Did not advance
Ivan Joseph Martin Osiier 5 wins 1 Q 3 wins 5 Did not advance
Else Ahlmann-Ohlsen Women's foil N/A 0 wins 7 Did not advance
Margot Bærentzen 2 wins 5 Did not advance
Inger Klint 2 wins 7 Did not advance
Kim Bærentzen Men's team foil 2–1 2 Q 0–2 3 Did not advance
Jens Berthelsen
Ivan Joseph Martin Osiier
Johan Praem
Jens Berthelsen Men's sabre N/A 3 wins 3 Q 3 wins 5 Did not advance
Ivan Joseph Martin Osiier 3 wins 2 Q 3 wins 5 Did not advance
Viggo Stilling-Andersen 2 wins 5 Did not advance

Field hockey

Denmark competed in men's field hockey for the second time in 1928. The defending silver medalist, Denmark won its first two matches before falling to India and Belgium in group play to finish 3rd in their group. The team shared 5th place overall with the 3rd-place team in the other group, France.

Summary
Team Event Group Stage Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Rank
Denmark men's Men's tournament   Switzerland
W 2–1
 Austria
W 3–1
 India
L 5–0
 Belgium
L 1–0
3 Did not advance 5
Men's tournament
Team roster

The following is the Denmark roster in the men's field hockey tournament of the 1928 Summer Olympics.[2]

Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  India 4 4 0 0 26 0 +26 8 Gold medal match
2  Belgium 4 3 0 1 8 9 1 6 Bronze medal match
3  Denmark 4 2 0 2 5 8 3 4
4   Switzerland 4 1 0 3 2 11 9 2
5  Austria 4 0 0 4 1 14 13 0
Source: 1928 Official Report, p. 685
17 May 1928
Switzerland   1–2  Denmark
(1) Loubert Husted (1)
Holst (1)
Umpires:
L. J. Quarles van Ufford (NED)
M. J. Vandekerckhove (BEL)

18 May 1928
Denmark  3–1  Austria
Holst (2)
Heilbuth (1)
(1) Lichteneckert
Umpires:
A. Broese van Croenou (NED)
R. Jassoy (GER)

20 May 1928
India  5–0  Denmark
Marthins (1)
Chand (3)
Seaman (1)
Umpires:
R. Jassoy (GER)
J. Daubresse (FRA)

24 May 1928
Denmark  0–1  Belgium
Seeldrayers  60'
Umpires:
W. Simon (GER)
R. Be-Cavin (SUI)

Modern pentathlon

Two pentathletes, both men, represented Denmark in 1928. It was the nation's fourth appearance in the sport. Denmark was one of five nations to have competed in each edition of the Olympic modern pentathlon. Both of the Danish pentathletes had competed previously in 1924, with Jensen placing 6th and Olsen 15th. The two started off well, placing 4th and 2nd in the shooting event. Olsen, however, finished last in the swimming portion. Jensen fared better in the pool, but still fell well beyond the leaders. Strong performances by both in fencing (with Jensen leading the entire group) made up some ground and put Jensen in contention for the podium. Neither man was able to achieve more than a middle-of-the-pack result in running or equestrian, however, and they finished in 10th (Jensen) and 14th (Olsen) overall among the 37 competitors.

Pentathlete Event Shooting Swimming Fencing Running Equestrian Total
Rank Rank Rank Rank Rank Score Rank
Helge Jensen Men's individual 4 20 1 29 19 73 10
Otto Olsen 2 37 6 11 26 82 14

Rowing

Ten rowers, all men, represented Denmark in 1928. It was the nation's 3rd appearance in the sport, and first since 1920. Denmark entered two boats, a single scull and an eight. Both boats had the same result: a first-round loss, advancement through the first repechage, and a second-round loss eliminating the boat.

Rower Event Round 1 Repechage 1 Round 2 Repechage 2 Round 3 Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Arnold Schwartz Men's single sculls 8:06.0 2 R 8:20.2 1 Q 7:47.6 2 Did not advance
Svend Aage Grønvold Men's eight 6:35.6 2 R 6:53.2 1 Q 6:48.4 2 Did not advance
Ernst Friborg Jensen
Knud Olsen
Carl Schmidt
Georg Sjøht
Bernhardt Møller Sørensen
Sigfred Sørensen
Willy Sørensen
Harry Gregersen (cox)

Sailing

Five sailors, all men, represented Denmark in 1928. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport. For the third time, Denmark took the silver medal in the 6 metre class. The Hi-Hi barely qualified for the final three races (only boats which had placed at least 3rd in one of the first four races continued to compete), but finished by winning both the sixth and seventh race. This put the boat in second place behind the Norwegian Norna, which had won 3 races, and ahead of the Estonian Tutti V, which had won 1. In the dinghy class, Andersen took 2nd in the first race and 4th in the next three. This gave him enough net points to survive the 10-boat cut in that event. His results in the fifth and sixth races did not improve his position, however, and he did not start the seventh and eighth. He ultimately finished in seventh place, behind the Italian boat (which had two 2nd-place finished) and ahead of the British boat (which matched Andersen's single 2nd-place, but had only one 4th-place finish to his three).

Dinghy
Sailor Event Preliminary series Net points Prelim rank Final series Results Rank
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Jacob Andersen 12' Dinghy 2 4 4 4 14 4 5 8 10 DNS 10 DNS 1 x 2nd
3 x 4th
7
6 metre and 8 metre classes
Sailor Event 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Results Rank
Vilhelm Vett (helm) 6 Metre 11th 3rd 12th DQ 6th 6th 1st 1st 2 × 1st
Aage Høy-Petersen
Nils Otto Møller
Peter Schlütter

Weightlifting

One male weightlifter represented Denmark in 1928. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport and first since 1920. Nissen competed in the lightweight class, finishing last of the 16 men who finished the competition (2 did not finish).

Lifter Event Press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Henry Nissen Men's −67.5 kg 70 15 75 15 105 12 245 16

Wrestling

Seven wrestlers, all men, represented Denmark in 1928. It was the nation's 5th appearance in the sport. Denmark had wrestlers in 2 of the 7 freestyle weight classes and all 6 of the Greco-Roman weight classes, with Johannes Jacobsen competing in both styles.

Both Danish freestyle wrestlers lost in the round of 16. Jørgensen, however, had lost to the eventual gold medalist and therefore advanced to the silver medal tournament under the Bergvall system in use at the time. He won his semifinal bout there, but lost in the silver medal final. (It is not clear why he did not compete in the bronze medal tournament.)

Jacobsen had the best performance among the Greco-Roman wrestlers, winning his first three bouts before two consecutive losses (separated by a bye) put him over the 5 point elimination threshold. He finished in 4th place. Three other Danish wrestlers earned two wins before being eliminated. Larsen was the only Dane to not win a single bout in Greco-Roman.

Freestyle wrestling

Wrestler Event Gold medal rounds Silver medal rounds Bronze medal rounds Rank
Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Semifinals Final Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Carlo Jørgensen Men's lightweight  Käpp (EST)
L
Did not advance  Berryman (USA)
W
 Pacôme (FRA)
L
N/A Not qualified 5
Johannes Jacobsen Men's welterweight  Roosen (BEL)
L
Did not advance Not qualified Not qualified 10

Greco-Roman wrestling

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Herman Andersen Men's bantamweight  Maudr (TCH)
L Decision 3pts
 Conkeroğlu (TUR)
W Fall 3pts
 Pütsep (EST)
W Fall 3pts
 Lindelöf (SWE)
L Decision 6pts
Did not advance N/A 7
Aage Meyer Men's featherweight  Dillen (BEL)
L Decision 3pts
 Mazurek (POL)
W Fall 3pts
 Rey (ARG)
W Fall 3pts
 Malmberg (SWE)
L Decision 6pts
Did not advance 6
Einar Borges Men's lightweight  Mumenthaler (SUI)
W Decision 1pt
 Janssens (BEL)
L Decision 4pts
 Vávra (TCH)
L Fall 7pts
Did not advance 11
Johannes Jacobsen Men's middleweight  Baytorun (TUR)
W Fall 0pts
 Frei (SUI)
W Fall 0pts
 Bonassin (ITA)
W Fall 0pts
 Kusnets (EST)
L Decision 3pts
Bye  Kokkinen (FIN)
L Fall 6pts
N/A 4
Ejnar Hansen Men's light heavyweight  Rieger (GER)
L Decision 3pts
 Gałuszka (POL)
W Fall 3pts
 Gaupset (NOR)
W Fall 3pts
 Moustafa (EGY)
L Fall 6pts
Did not advance N/A 5
Emil Larsen Men's heavyweight  Gehring (GER)
L Fall 3pts
 Çoban (TUR)
L Fall 6pts
Did not advance N/A 11

Art competitions

References

  1. "Denmark at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
  2. 1928 Official Report.