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Erik Hansen

Full name: Erik Rosendahl Hansen
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: November 15, 1939 in Randers, Midtjylland, Denmark
Died: September 29, 2014
Affiliations: Kajakklubben Pagaj, Holstebro (DEN)
Country: DEN Denmark
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Bronze (3 Total)

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 Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 20 Roma Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres Denmark DEN 1 Gold OB
1960 Summer 20 Roma Canoeing Men's Kayak Relay 4 × 500 metres Denmark DEN 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres Denmark DEN 7
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres Denmark DEN 3 Bronze
1972 Summer 32 München Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres Denmark DEN 7

Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Summer 20 Roma Canoeing Denmark Final Round 1 OB 3:53.00
1960 Summer 20 Roma Canoeing Denmark Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 3:57.31
1960 Summer 20 Roma Canoeing Denmark Round One Heat One 1 QU/OB 3:57.04
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Canoeing Denmark Final Round 7 4:04.48
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Canoeing Denmark Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 4:03.00
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Canoeing Denmark Round One Heat One 1 QU 4:00.58
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Canoeing Denmark Final Round 3 4:04.39
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Canoeing Denmark Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 3:58.72
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Canoeing Denmark Round One Heat Two 1 QU 4:05.60
1972 Summer 32 München Canoeing Denmark Final Round 7 3:52.15
1972 Summer 32 München Canoeing Denmark Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU/OB 3:51.12
1972 Summer 32 München Canoeing Denmark Repêchage Heat Two 1 QU 3:53.86
1972 Summer 32 München Canoeing Denmark Round One Heat Two 4 4:07.72

Men's Kayak Relay 4 × 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date T IT
1960 Summer 20 Roma Canoeing Denmark DEN Final Round 1960-08-29 7:46.09 1:59.41
1960 Summer 20 Roma Canoeing Denmark DEN Semi-Finals Heat Two 1960-08-27 7:52.29 1:57.96
1960 Summer 20 Roma Canoeing Denmark DEN Repêchage Heat Two 1960-08-26 7:58.40 2:01.34
1960 Summer 20 Roma Canoeing Denmark DEN Round One Heat Two 1960-08-26 8:03.55 2:07.21
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