Sofie Castenschiold

Biographical information

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


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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