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Anders Pedersen

Full name: Anders Otto Pedersen
Gender: Male
Born: December 16, 1899 in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Died: April 28, 1966 in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Affiliations: Frederiksberg IF, Frederiksberg (DEN)
Country: DEN Denmark
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

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Nicknamed “Wunderkind,” Anders Pedersen was the first Danish boxer to win an Olympic medal. He fought as a flyweight, bantamweight and featherweight. In 1917, 1919 and 1920, he was Danish Champion winning the first championship when he was only 15-years-old. In 1921 he turned professional, fighting in Denmark and Sweden. In 1931 he won the Danish Championship in the bantamweight class but finished his career in 1935 after two knockout defeats. He had 51 professional fights, winning 26 and losing 17, with 8 draws.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Boxing Men's Flyweight Denmark DEN 2 Silver

Men's Flyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Boxing Denmark DEN Final Round Match 1/2 2 1920-08-24 Genaro (USA) , Pedersen (DEN)
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Boxing Denmark DEN Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1920-08-23 Pedersen (DEN) , Cuthbertson (GBR) decision
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Boxing Denmark DEN Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1920-08-22 Pedersen (DEN) , Zivic (USA) decision
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Boxing Denmark DEN Round One Match #7 1 1920-08-21 Pedersen (DEN) , van Dijk (NED) decision
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