Jack Nielsen

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJack Fridtjof Charles Hücke Coucheron Nobel•Nielsen
Used nameJack•Nielsen
Born3 August 1896 in Egersund, Eigersund (NOR)
Died9 January 1981 in Oslo (NOR)
AffiliationsReady, Oslo/Kristiania Lawntennisklub
NOC Norway

Biography

Jack Nielsen played at the 1920 and 1924 Olympics, making the quarter-finals in men’s doubles in 1920. Nielsen was a chemical engineer with a degree from the Dresden University of Technology. He spent his entire career as a chemist and brewmaster at various beer breweries, retiring in 1966. During this time he led several regional brewery labor unions, and he served as governor of Rotary International in 1963-64. Nielsen was also president of the Norwegian Tennis Federation and the Oslo Tennis Club for several years.

Nielsen was a six-time Norwegian champion. He played Davis Cup for Norway in three ties in 1929-31, but never managed to win a match. Nielsen won the 1930 West German mixed doubles title, partnered by Denmark’s Else Støckel.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Tennis NOR Jack Nielsen
Singles, Men (Olympic) =17
Doubles, Men (Olympic) Conrad Langaard =5
1924 Summer Olympics Tennis NOR Jack Nielsen
Singles, Men (Olympic) =17
Doubles, Mixed (Olympic) Molla Mallory =9
Doubles, Men (Olympic) Conrad Langaard =16

Olympic family relations