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This January, a young, promising Danish athlete will be awarded “BESTSELLER’s Olympic Hope”. Find out who’s nominated for this year’s award.

BESTSELLER presents the award ‘BESTSELLER’s Olympic Hope’ 2016 as part of our Olympic partnership with the Sports Confederation of Denmark. The award is given to a young, promising athlete from Denmark who has a positive attitude and has shown great potential within his/her line of sport.

The three athletes nominated to be this year’s Olympic Hope are Anders Antonsen (Badminton), Anna Emilie Møller (Athletics) and Cathrine Dufour (Equestrian)

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The award

The award is worth DKK 100,000 including a DKK 25,000 BESTSELLER clothes sponsorship. The support should help pave the way to fulfill the Olympic dreams of the winning athlete.
The winner will be revealed at the annual Danish sports awards ‘Sport 2016’ broadcasted live on Danish television on 7 January 2017.

Latest winner

The latest winner of the award was paralympian Daniel Wagner Jørgensen, who received the award back in January 2013 with the goal of bringing home great results at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.

And so he did. With a silver medal in the men’s 100m and a bronze medal in the men’s long jump, Daniel proved to be a true Paralympic Hope.

Read more about Daniel and the other former winners of the award here. 

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Olympic Hope Nominees 2016

Facts about Anna (born 1997)

Athletics, 3,000m obstacle race

Blovstrød Løverne

Number 21 at the Olympic Games in Rio – only 2 seconds from a spot in the final

Danish record holder in 3,000m steeple chase

5th place at Junior World Championship in 10,000m

Nordic U20-champion in 3,000m

Medal winner at Danish and international youth championships and at Danish senior championships in various long distances


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Olympic Hope Winner 2016

Facts about Cathrine Dufour

Equestrian, dressage

Individual 13th place. Olympics 2016

6th place, team event, Olympics 2016

Multiple European champion as junior and U21-rider

First international Grand Prix win in 2015

Ranked as number 18 in the world

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Olympic Hope Nominee 2016

Facts about Anders (born 1997)

Badminton, men’s single

Aarhus Badminton Club

Junior European champion 2015

Winner of Belgium International 2015

Winner of Scottish Open 2016

Ranked as number 24 in the world


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