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Ingvard Nielsen

Full name: Ingvard Børge Baunsgaard Nielsen
Gender: Male
Born: July 6, 1925 in Odense, Syddanmark, Denmark
Died: May 16, 2010 in Odense, Syddanmark, Denmark
Affiliations: Odense GF, Odense (DEN)
Country: DEN Denmark
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Ingvard Nielsen was a dairyman apprentice in Kerteminde when he began to train for distances, winning the 1945 Funen Championship in cross-country when only 19-years-old. He recorded his Olympic qualifying mark at Østerbro Stadium just five weeks before the 1948 Olympics, running 3:54.2 at the Midsommerstævnet. Nielsen competed in lesser events until 1958, and then continued jogging into his later life.

Personal Best: 1500 – 3:54.2 (1948).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Men's 1,500 metres Denmark DEN 7 h4 r1/2

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Denmark Round One Heat Four 7 4:01.7est