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Encyclopedia > Viggo Jensen

Alexander Viggo Jensen (June 22, 1874 - November 2, 1930) was a Danish weightlifter and shooter. He was the first Danish Olympic champion.


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Weightlifting at the 1896 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (387 words)
Viggo Jensen of Denmark and Launceston Elliot of the United Kingdom both lifted 111.5 kilograms, and the tie was broken by a determination by Prince George that Jensen had performed the lift with better form than had Elliot.
Jensen had, however, suffered from the extra lifts in that he experienced a slight injury in trying to lift more than he was able.
Jensen, injured from the first event, was able to lift only enough to earn a silver medal while Elliot far surpassed all of the other athletes in the field on his way to winning the United Kingdom's first gold medal of the Olympics.
Launceston Elliot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (535 words)
The two-handed lift came first on the program and, after a long drawn out contest, Viggo Jensen of Denmark and Elliot had both lifted 111.5 kilograms, but Prince George awarded the Dane first place for having done so in better style.
Jensen's lift was accomplished with a superb clean lift whereas Elliot had certainly encountered difficulty.
Elliot raised 71.0 kilograms without difficulty whereas Jensen, who had injured his shoulder trying to raise 112.5 kilograms in the two-handed event, could only manage 57.0 kilograms and Britain's first Olympic champion was crowned.
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