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Max Décugis

Biographical information

Medals OG IG
Gold 1 3
Silver 1 0
Bronze 1 0
Total 3 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Intercalated Games
SexMale
Full nameMaxime Omer Mathieu "Max"•Omer-Décugis
Used nameMax•Décugis
Born24 September 1882 in Paris, Paris (FRA)
Died6 September 1978 in Biot, Alpes-Maritimes (FRA)
AffiliationsSporting Club de France
NOC France

Biography

Max Décugis was the winner of a record six Olympic medals (four gold, one silver, one bronze) for lawn tennis between 1900 and 1920, including the 1906 Olympics. His victories included the mixed doubles in 1906 when he was partnered by his wife. Although the Olympic tournaments during that era attracted many of the world’s top players, Décugis’s greatest non-Olympic achievement was to win the Wimbledon doubles with his countryman André Gobert in 1911 when they defeated the previously unbeaten holders, Tony Wilding (NZL) and Major Josiah Ritchie (GBR). Décugis was also an eight-time French singles champion (1903-04, 1907-09, and 1912-14), although the event was then closed to French players only.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Tennis FRA Max Décugis
Singles, Men (Olympic) DNS
Doubles, Men (Olympic) Spalding de Garmendia 2 Silver
Doubles, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Spalding de Garmendia 1
1906 Intercalated Games Tennis FRA Max Décugis
Singles, Men (Intercalated) 1 Gold
Doubles, Mixed (Intercalated) Marie Décugis 1 Gold
Doubles, Men (Intercalated) Maurice Germot 1 Gold
1908 Summer Olympics Tennis FRA Max Décugis
Singles, Men (Olympic) DNS
Doubles, Men (Olympic) Maurice Germot DNS
1912 Summer Olympics Tennis FRA Max Décugis
Doubles, Covered Courts, Mixed (Olympic) Marie Décugis DNS
Singles, Covered Courts, Men (Olympic) DNS
1920 Summer Olympics Tennis FRA Max Décugis
Singles, Men (Olympic) =17
Doubles, Mixed (Olympic) Suzanne Lenglen 1 Gold
Doubles, Men (Olympic) Pierre Albarran 3 Bronze

Olympic family relations