Karsten Nielsen

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Karsten Nielsen (born May 23, 1973 ) is a former Danish rower . In lightweight - one he was world champion in 1996, 1997 and 1999 respectively.

Athletic career

The 1.83 m tall Karsten Nielsen took sixth place in the single at the Junior World Championships in 1991 . In 1992 he was eleventh in the single at the U23 World Championships . In 1993 he took part in the lightweight single at the U23 World Championships and received the silver medal. In 1994 Nielsen won the lightweight single title at the U23 World Championships. At the 1994 World Championships in the adult class, he reached third place behind the British Peter Haining and the Irish Niall O'Toole . 1995 Nielsen entered the world championships in Tampere in the lightweight double scull and finished ninth.

From 1996 Nielsen rowed again in the lightweight single. At the 1996 World Championships in Glasgow he won ahead of the Czech Tomas Kacovsky , and the following year at the World Championships on Lac d'Aiguebelette he defended his title from the Swiss Michael Bänninger . In 1998 at the World Championships in Cologne , the Italian Stefano Basalini won ahead of the Czech Michal Vabroušek , while Nielsen received the bronze medal as in 1994. In 1999 in St. Catharines , Nielsen won his third world championship title, Michal Vabroušek was second, as in the previous year. After finishing eleventh at the 2000 World Championships , Nielsen's international career ended.

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