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Poul Hansen

Full name: Poul Henrik Peder Hansen
Gender: Male
Born: October 20, 1891 in Ubberud, Odense, Syddanmark, Denmark
Died: October 29, 1948 in Aarhus, Midtjylland, Denmark
Affiliations: Aarhus Athlet Klub, Århus (DEN)
Country: DEN Denmark
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Poul Hansen started with wrestling in 1907 and concentrated on Greco-Roman. After World War I he became one of the top Danish wrestlers in the light-heavy- and heavyweight classes. His greatest success came with the silver medal in the 1920 Olympic Games after five consecutive wins in the heavyweight division. At the 1922 World Championships Hansen finished in fourth place as a heavyweight. At the 1924 Paris Olympics he returned in the heavyweight division but finished only ninth. Hansen did not participate in any subsequent international championships. However, in the late 1920s Hansen still competed internationally as a member of the Danish national team.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Denmark DEN 2 Silver
1924 Summer 32 Paris Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Denmark DEN 9T
1924 Summer 32 Paris Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle Denmark DEN 9T

Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Wrestling Denmark DEN Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1920-08-19 Lindfors (FIN) fall (7:17), Hansen (DEN)
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Wrestling Denmark DEN Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1920-08-19 Hansen (DEN) fall (1:46), Nieminen (FIN)
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Wrestling Denmark DEN Round Two Match #3 1 1920-08-18 Hansen (DEN) fall (2:27), Weyand (USA)
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Wrestling Denmark DEN 2nd-Place Final Round Match #1 1 1920-08-20 Hansen (DEN) fall (1:45), Willkie (USA)
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Wrestling Denmark DEN 2nd-Place Semi-Finals Match #1 AC 1920-08-20 Hansen (DEN)
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Wrestling Denmark DEN 2nd-Place Round One Match #1 1 1920-08-20 Hansen (DEN) , Dame (FRA)
1924 Summer 32 Paris Wrestling Denmark DEN Round Three Match #5 2 1924-07-08 Nilsson (SWE) decision, Hansen (DEN)
1924 Summer 32 Paris Wrestling Denmark DEN Round Two Match #6 1 1924-07-07 Hansen (DEN) fall (15:00), Sint (NED)
1924 Summer 32 Paris Wrestling Denmark DEN Round One Match #5 2 1924-07-06 Deglane (FRA) decision, Hansen (DEN)

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1924 Summer 32 Paris Wrestling Denmark DEN Quarter-Finals Match #4 2 1924-07-12 Courant (SUI) decision, Hansen (DEN)
1924 Summer 32 Paris Wrestling Denmark DEN Round One Match #7 1 1924-07-11 Hansen (DEN) decision, Roth (SUI)
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