Full name: Birthe Nielsen (-Ejstrup)
Born: October 24, 1926 in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Died: December 4, 2010 in Himmelev, Roskilde, SjÃ¦lland, Denmark
Affiliations: KIF, KÃ¸benhavn (DEN)
Related Olympians: Mother of Grith Ejstrup.
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 â 12.1 (1948).
|1948 Summer||21||London||Athletics||Women's 100 metres||Denmark||DEN||3T h3 r2/3|
|1948 Summer||21||London||Athletics||Women's 4 Ã 100 metres Relay||Denmark||DEN||5|
|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|
|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|