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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(s) 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 Status Team Pos Details
1900 Summer Olympics Tennis Singles, Men Olympic DNS Representing France    
  Doubles, Men Olympic Spalding de Garmendia 2 Silver
  Doubles, Handicap, Men Olympic (non-medal) Spalding de Garmendia 1
1906 Intercalated Games Tennis Singles, Men Intercalated 1 Gold Representing France    
  Doubles, Mixed Intercalated Marie Décugis 1 Gold
  Doubles, Men Intercalated Maurice Germot 1 Gold
1908 Summer Olympics Tennis Singles, Men Olympic DNS Representing France    
  Doubles, Men Olympic Maurice Germot DNS
1912 Summer Olympics Tennis Doubles, Covered Courts, Mixed Olympic Marie Décugis DNS Representing France    
  Singles, Covered Courts, Men Olympic DNS
1920 Summer Olympics Tennis Singles, Men Olympic =17 Representing France    
  Doubles, Mixed Olympic Suzanne Lenglen 1 Gold
  Doubles, Men Olympic Pierre Albarran 3 Bronze

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