Archibald Warden

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameArchibald Adam•Warden
Used nameArchibald•Warden
Born11 May 1869 in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland (GBR)
Died7 October 1943 in Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes (FRA)
AffiliationsIsland Tennis Club, Paris (FRA)
NOC France
Nationality Great Britain

Biography

Archibald Warden was a distinguished doctor who graduated from Glasgow University in 1893. His first practice was in Glasgow before moving to Paris in the latter part of the 19th century when he obtained an MD (Doctor of Medicine). His moving to Paris would explain his involvement in the Olympic Games. Warden moved from the French capital to the South of France and established his own medical practice in Cannes.

Warden’s first major tennis tournament was the East of Scotland championships at St Andrews in 1891. Although he lost his first round match it took four tough sets for W Dunn to beat the Edinburgh youngster. At the Paris Olympics Warden competed in all three events and won a bronze medal in the mixed doubles with his Bohemian partner Hedwiga Rosenbaumová. The following year (1901) Warden reached the men’s singles quarter-final of the Paris International championship before losing to the top French player Max Decugis. Nearly all of Warden’s tennis was played on the Côte d’Azur and his last major tournament in 1937 saw him reach the last eight of the Cap d’Antibes one month before his 68th birthday. His son Kay was also a keen tennis player.

Warden was of Scottish nationality but represented the Island Tennis Club in Paris in 1900, and in mixed doubles he played with a Bohemian partner (as above) as a mixed team.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1900 Summer Olympics Tennis FRA GBR Archibald Warden
Singles, Men (Olympic) =5
Doubles, Mixed (Olympic) Hedwig Rosenbaum =3 Bronze
Doubles, Men (Olympic) Charles Sands =5
Doubles, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Pierre Verdé-Delisle 2