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Birthe Nielsen

Full name: Birthe Nielsen (-Ejstrup)
Gender: Female
Born: October 24, 1926 in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Died: December 4, 2010 in Himmelev, Roskilde, Sjælland, Denmark
Affiliations: KIF, København (DEN)
Country: DEN Denmark
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Mother of Grith Ejstrup.

Biography

Birthe Nielsen was the best Danish sprinter of the late 1940s. She twice set Danish records for the 100 metres, the last of which, 12.1, stood for 11 years. She was Danish champion in the 100 in 1947 and the 200 in 1947-48, also winning the Danish octathlon and triathlon title in 1948. In the 200 she set two Danish records, and her 25.7, in an international against Sweden in 1947, was the first Danish female mark under 26 seconds. Her daughter, Grith Ejstrup, competed in the high jump at the 1972 Olympics.

Personal Best: 100 – 12.1 (1948).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics Women's 100 metres Denmark DEN 3T h3 r2/3
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Denmark DEN 5

Women's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) ATM
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics Denmark Semi-Finals Heat Three 3T 12.5 at 0.09
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics Denmark Round One Heat Two 2 QU 12.9

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) ATM L
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics Denmark DEN Final 5 48.2 at 0.63 6
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics Denmark DEN Round One Heat Three 2 QU 48.1 at 0.50
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