Top five sports of 2014

As 2014 winds down, here’s a look at the top sporting accomplishments we picked as our top five of the year

5. Caroline Wozniacki

Despite falling to her lowest world ranking (18) since 2010 at the beginning of the year, Wozzy roared back to finish the season back in the top 10 (ranked 8) after reaching the final of the US Open and the semi-finals of the WTA Finals. And all without Rory.

4. Danish swimming ladies

Denmark’s women won six medals at the short-course World Championships in Qatar this month. The medal haul was then topped by Mie Ø Nielsen, Jeanette Ottesen, Rikke Møller Pedersen and Pernille Blume setting a world record in the 4×50 metre medley. 

3. Under-21 football team

The Danish under-21 football team qualified for Euro 2015 for the first time (not counting hosting it in 2011) since 2006 after going undefeated and scoring the most goals (37) out of anyone in qualification. Iceland were then dispatched in the play-offs.

2. Jan Ø Jørgensen

Denmark’s top male badminton player enjoyed the best year of his career, finishing the season ranked a career-best third in the world. In 2014, he became the European Champion and the first European men’s singles player to win the Indonesia Open.

1. Camilla Pedersen

Danish triathlete Camilla Pedersen completed a spectacular year by winning the Weihai 2014 Long Distance Triathlon World Championships. What made it really amazing was that the iron lady did it a year after being in a coma following a cycling 
accident.





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