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Otto Bærentzen

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameOtto Henry•Bærentzen
Used nameOtto•Bærentzen
Born31 May 1868 in Frederiksberg (DEN)
Died20 May 1943 in København (Copenhagen) (DEN)
AffiliationsFægteklubben af 1907, København (DEN) / FK Cirklen, København (DEN)
NOC(s) Denmark

Biography

Otto Bærentzen started in business as an apprentice in the James Petersen & Co. firm, and then took over the company 10 years later. He later started several companies of his own, including the København Machine Business, Deutsche-Nordische Exportgesellschaft, and Dobel & Co. Bærentzen took part as a fencer at both the 1920 and 1928 Olympics. Both his son and daughter later competed at the Olympics in fencing. He was a big financial supporter of sport, especially fencing and rowing. After his wife’s death, Bærentzen donated their large villa in Lyngby to the local authorities, who converted it into a retirement home.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1920 Summer Olympics Fencing Épée, Individual, Men Olympic 5 p9 r1/4 Representing Denmark    
  Épée, Team, Men Olympic Denmark =9
1928 Summer Olympics Fencing Épée, Team, Men Olympic Denmark 3 p2 r1/4 Representing Denmark    

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