Swimmer Pernille Blume's gold and bronze medals were two of the 15 won by Denmark. Photo: Jens Nørgaard Larsen/Scanpix
According to calculations made by the website Medals Per Capita
, Denmark, with its population of just 5.6 million people, will bring home one Olympic medal for every 378,400 inhabitants.
That per capita haul is the fifth best result in Rio overall and makes Denmark Europe’s per capita Olympic champion.
Topping Denmark on the per capita list were Grenada, Bahamas, Jamaica and New Zealand.
The 15 medals represents Denmark’s best Olympics performance since the 1948 Games in London.
Crown Prince Frederik, a member of the International Olympic Committee, said the handball victory was the perfect way to end the 2016 Games.
“It’s exceptional. We went from the ashes to being reborn like a Phoenix; it’s like a fairytale. It is so fantastic that they played their way through the Games and this is the icing on the cake,” the crown prince told DR Sporten.