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Christiaan, Jonkheer van Lennep

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameChristiaan•van Lennep
Used nameChristiaan, Jonkheer•van Lennep
Nick/petnamesKick
Born3 January 1887 in Hilversum (NED)
Died5 December 1955 in Rocher-de-Toveyres, Territet (SUI)
Title(s)Jonkheer
NOC Netherlands

Biography

Christiaan, Jonkheer van Lennep competed at two Olympics, 16 years apart, in 1908 and 1924. He was Dutch singles champion in 1905, 1907, 1919, 1921, and 1925-26, and was runner-up at the 1924 British Hard Court Championships. Van Lennep also won the Dutch doubles title seven times. Van Lennep played Wimbledon in 1911, 1920-21, and 1926, making the fourth round of singles in 1921, and the semi-finals of doubles in 1926, partnered by Hungarian Béla von Kehrling. Van Lennep played for the Netherlands in the Davis Cup in 1920 and 1923-28, appearing in 12 ties with a record of 14 wins and 12 losses.

His brother, Roelof van Lennep, also played tennis at the 1908 Olympics, and another brother, August, was a Dutch champion in 1903, while a sister, Madzy, won the Dutch doubles title in 1899-1901.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Tennis NED Christiaan, Jonkheer van Lennep
Singles, Men (Olympic) =26
Doubles, Men (Olympic) Roelof van Lennep =7
1924 Summer Olympics Tennis NED Christiaan, Jonkheer van Lennep
Singles, Men (Olympic) =17
Doubles, Men (Olympic) Henk Timmer =29

Olympic family relations