The body of 23-year-old Knud Enemark Jensen, Danish cyclist who died Aug 26 after participating in the first Olympic cycling race, the 100-kilometre Team Time Trial, arrived in Copenhagen Aug 31.
LV. COFFIN LOWERED FROM AIRCRAFT.
SV. Wreath ditto.
LV. Woman places bouquet on coffin.
SV PAN. Jensen's fellow cyclists in the Olympic team carry coffin, in foreground woman breaks down.
SV. Past camera; coffin followed by mourners.
SV. Coffin is placed on stand.
SV. Floral tributes placed on coffin.
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Background: The body of 23-year-old Knud Enemark Jensen, Danish cyclist who died Aug 26 after participating in the first Olympic cycling race, the 100-kilometre Team Time Trial, arrived in Copenhagen Aug 31. It was flown from Rome in an Italian Air Force plane, and was taken from the airport to his native town, Aarhus, Jutland, for burial.
Relatives wept as the coffin - decorated with an Olympic Gold Medal specially presented by the Italian Olympic Committee - was unloaded from the plane.
A post-mortem examination of Jensen's body was made Aug 28. Full results will not be known until the middle of September. According to a medical bulletin issued soon after his death, Jensen died of sunstroke, but there have also been reports that "pep" pills were a contributory cause. The temperature was over 90 degrees Fahrenheit during the race.
Another Danish cyclist, Jorgen Jorgensen, also collapsed in the same event, but late recovered. After the race, which was won by Italy, the Danish rod cycling team withdrew from the Olympics.