Elsebeth Brehm

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameElsebeth•Brehm (-Jørgensen)
Used nameElsebeth•Brehm
Born30 July 1901 in Frederiksberg (DEN)
Died14 July 1995 in Gentofte (DEN)
AffiliationsKB, København (DEN)
NOC Denmark

Biography

Elsebeth Brehm was the greatest Danish female tennis player prior to World War II. She won eight Danish titles in singles (1921 indoors, 1923-24 both, 1925 outdoors, 1927 both), adding three titles in women’s doubles and five in mixed doubles. Brehm competed at the 1920 and 1924 Olympics in singles and doubles, making the quarters of the 1920 women’s doubles. She organized the first Indoor World Cup of tennis in 1921, which took place at the Kjøbenhavns Boldklub. Brehm also competed in gymnastics and she worked as a teacher.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Tennis DEN Elsebeth Brehm
Singles, Women (Olympic) =9
Doubles, Women (Olympic) Amory Hansen =5
1924 Summer Olympics Tennis DEN Elsebeth Brehm
Singles, Women (Olympic) =28
Doubles, Mixed (Olympic) Erik Tegner =15