UCPH alumni who have won an Olympic medal

At the Tokyo Summer Olympics in 2021, UCPH alumni Joachim Sutton (front) won a bronze medal in the rowing competition Men’s coxless pair (along with Frederic Vystavel). Photo: Jens Dresling/Ritzau Scanpix
At the Tokyo Summer Olympics in 2021, UCPH alumni Joachim Sutton (front) won a bronze medal in the rowing competition Men’s coxless pair (along with Frederic Vystavel). Photo: Jens Dresling/Ritzau Scanpix

20 UCPH alumni have won a total of 33 Olympic medals: 10 gold, 12 silver, and 11 bronze.

 

2020 (held 2021) Tokyo

  • Joachim Sutton, MSc in Anthropology 2022: rowing/men's coxless pair, BRONZE

2016 Rio de Janeiro

  • Kasper Winther Jørgensen, MSc in Psychology 2012: rowing/men's lightweight coxless four, SILVER

2012 London

  • Mads Reinholdt Rasmussen, Medical Doctor (MD) 2017: rowing/men's lightweight double sculls, GOLD
  • Eskild Balschmidt Ebbesen, MSc in Human Nutrition 2000, Honorary Alumnus 2009: rowing/men's lightweight coxless four, BRONZE
  • Kasper Winther Jørgensen, MSc in Psychology 2012: rowing/men's lightweight coxless four, BRONZE

2008 Beijing

  • Eskild Balschmidt Ebbesen, MSc in Human Nutrition 2000, Honorary Alumnus 2009: rowing/men's lightweight coxless four, GOLD
  • Mads Reinholdt Rasmussen, Medical Doctor (MD) 2017: rowing/men's lightweight double sculls, BRONZE

2004 Athen

  • Eskild Balschmidt Ebbesen, MSc in Human Nutrition 2000, Honorary Alumnus 2009: rowing/men's lightweight Coxless Four, GOLD

2000 Sydney

  • Eskild Balschmidt Ebbesen, MSc in Human Nutrition 2000, Honorary Alumnus 2009: rowing/men's lightweight Coxless Four, BRONZE

1996 Atlanta

  • Eskild Balschmidt Ebbesen, MSc in Human Nutrition 2000, Honorary Alumnus 2009: rowing/men's lightweight Coxless Four, GOLD
  • Cristine Storm Lassen (born Kristine Roug), BSc in Sports Science 2003: sailing/women's Europe Class, GOLD

1992 Barcelona

  • Jens Bojsen-Møller, Master of Science (MSc) 1999, PhD 2005: sailing/men's Flying Dutchman, BRONZE

1984 Los Angeles

  • Erik Christiansen, Medical Doctor (MD) 1986: rowing/men's coxless four, BRONZE
  • Birgitte Hanel, Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) 2000: rowing/women's coxed quadruple sculls, BRONZE

1980 Moskva

  • Valdemar Bandalowski, Master of Laws 1973: sailing/men's Soling, GOLD

1976 Montreal

  • Valdemar Bandalowski, Master of Laws 1973: sailing/men's Soling, GOLD

1948 London

  • Tage Ivan Linde Jensen, Master of Arts (MA) 1968: football, BRONZE
  • Knud Lundberg, Medical Doctor (MD) 1948: football, BRONZE

1920 Antwerpen

  • Lars Jørgen Madsen, Medical Doctor (MD) 1900: shooting/men's 300m free rifle, standing, GOLD
  • Lars Jørgen Madsen, Medical Doctor (MD) 1900: shooting/men's 300m military rifle, standing, SILVER
  • Thorvald Eigenbrod, Master of Laws 1917: hockey, SILVER
  • Eli Frands Johannes Faber, Medical Doctor (MD) 1924: hockey, SILVER
  • Erik Husted, Medical Doctor (MD) 1925: hockey, SILVER

1912 Stockholm

  • Charles Buchwald, Master of Laws 1905: football, SILVER
  • Lars Jørgen Madsen, Medical Doctor (MD) 1900: shooting/men's 300m free rifle, three positions, SILVER
  • Lars Jørgen Madsen, Medical Doctor (MD) 1900: shooting/men's 300m free rifle, standing, BRONZE
  • Nils Middelboe, Master of Laws 1913: football, SILVER
  • Ivan Joseph Martin Osiier, Medical Doctor (MD) 1915: fencing, men's épée, SILVER

1908 London

  • Harald Bohr, Master of Science (MSc) 1909 and Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) 1910: football, SILVER
  • Charles Buchwald, Master of Laws 1905: football, SILVER
  • Nils Middelboe, Master of Laws 1913: football, SILVER

1900 Paris

  • Lars Jørgen Madsen, Medical Doctor (MD) 1900: shooting/men's 300m free rifle, standing, GOLD
  • Edgar Aabye, Master of Theology 1890: tug of war, GOLD

 

Criteria

To qualify as a University of Copenhagen alumnus, you must have earned a degree (at least a Bachelor’s degree) from the University. This is also the case for the alumni on this list.

Have we missed anyone?

If you know of UCPH alumni who are not on the list, or if you have other comments, we would very much like to hear from you at medieteam@adm.ku.dk.