Sport Round-Up: SønderjyskE acquired by American investor

Denmark performs well across a range of sports, whilst an Icelandic giant terrorises Copenhagen

The SønderjyskE team in training today ahead of their game against Viktoria Plzen on Thursday (photo: SønderjyskE’s official Facebook page)
September 22nd, 2020 6:50 pm| by Luke Roberts
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The Platek family from America have purchased SønderjyskE football club, but the handball and ice hockey activities of the club will remain untouched.

Amanda Platek has attended a number of recent home games, stating that “the incredible support from the entire region has led to the success that SønderjyskE has experienced”.

Danish Cup winners
With some past success in domestic football, the club claimed in a statement that they are hopeful that the sale will help consolidate their position in the Superliga. Their most recent silverware came last year as the team lifted the Danish Cup for the first time.

On Thursday night they travel to the Czech Republic to continue their battle for Europa League qualification with a game against Viktoria Plzen.


The Mountain in Copenhagen
In preparation for his fight with Eddie Hall in 2021, Hafthor Björnsson – ‘The Mountain’ in Game of Thrones – could last week be found training in the ring at SIK Fight in Nørrebro. After setting the world deadlift record back in May, the Icelandic giant challenged the former world champion to an altogether different kind of contest.

Danish success at Le Mans 
Two Danish cars landed podium finishes at this year’s Le Mans. Nicklas Nielsen and the pair of Nicki Thiim and Marco Sørensen finished third in their respective classes. Four other Danes finished in top ten positions across the iconic race.

Rune romps to victory in Switzerland 
Danish tennis talent Holger Rune defeated fifth-seed Jesper de Jong from the Netherlands in the ITF final in Klosters, Switzerland. The 17-year-old can look back on an impressive tournament, made all the sweeter by the 25,000 US dollar prize purse.

Højgaard struggles on the big stage 
Danish golfer Rasmus Højgaard, 19, did not have the best of times in his first major tournament. After the second round of last weekend’s US Open he found himself on 14 over par, a long way off making the cut. He was the only representative for Denmark in the tournament.

Andersen wins again
Søren Kragh Andersen grabbed another stage victory in the Tour de France. Following his win in the 14th stage, he notched up another in the 19th, finishing 53 seconds clear of the field. His compatriot Mads Pedersen then came in second in the iconic final stage. Andersen finished 58th in the overall individual standings.