Erik Tegner

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameErik•Tegner
Used nameErik•Tegner
Born29 October 1896 in Krung Thep (Bangkok) (THA)
Died9 September 1965 in Reading, Reading, England (GBR)
AffiliationsB.93, København (DEN)
NOC Denmark

Biography

Erik Tegner competed in five tennis events at the 1920 and 1924 Olympics, placing fourth in mixed doubles in 1920. Tegner competed at the World Hard Court Championships from 1920-23. In 1921 he won the World Covered Court Championships in mixed with Elsebeth Brehm, and lost in the final of the doubles. Tegner won six Danish titles, one in singles and mixed doubles, and four in men’s doubles. He played Wimbledon in 1920, losing in round two. Tegner played four Davis Cup ties for Denmark between 1921-24, 2 of 12 matches.

Tegner was born in Bangkok but his mother and father divorced and he moved to København with his mother in 1902. Tegner married Helen Agsteribbe in 1937.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Tennis DEN Erik Tegner
Singles, Men (Olympic) =17
Doubles, Mixed (Olympic) Amory Hansen 4
1924 Summer Olympics Tennis DEN Erik Tegner
Singles, Men (Olympic) =33
Doubles, Mixed (Olympic) Elsebeth Brehm =15
Doubles, Men (Olympic) Einer Ulrich =9