Sofie Castenschiold

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameThora Gerda Sofie•Castenschiold (-Carlheim-Gyllensköld)
Used nameSofie•Castenschiold
Born1 February 1882 in København (Copenhagen), Hovedstaden (DEN)
Died30 January 1979 in Helsingborg, Skåne (SWE)
AffiliationsB.93, København (DEN)
NOC Denmark
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


Sofie Castenschiold played mostly for Kjøbenhavns Boldklub, known as KB. Castenschiold won the first Danish women’s singles title in 1906 and won it five times consecutively through 1910. Castenschiold won a silver medal in women’s indoor singles at the 1912 Olympics. She played Wimbledon singles in 1910-11, losing in the quarters in 1910.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Tennis DEN Sofie Castenschiold
Doubles, Covered Courts, Mixed (Olympic) Erik Larsen =5
Singles, Covered Courts, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver

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