Curt Benckert

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCurt Ragnar•Benckert
Used nameCurt•Benckert
Born8 August 1887 in Sundsvall (SWE)
Died28 November 1950 in Österhaninge, Haninge (SWE)
AffiliationsKLTK, Stockholm (SWE)
NOC Sweden


Very little is known of Curt Benckert’s life. He was born in Sundsvall, but played tennis at Kungliga Lawn Tennis Klubben (KLTK) in Stockholm. Benckert played the outdoor singles at the 1912 Olympics, and also played with Wollmar Boström in doubles, both in- and outdoors. Benckert lost his first match in singles to Austrian Arthur Zborzil. In doubles, he and Bostrom made the quarterfinals outdoors, but never won a match, advancing on two walkovers. Indoors they also made the quarters, and were also winless, receiving a bye in round one.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Tennis SWE Curt Benckert
Singles, Men (Olympic) =31
Doubles, Men (Olympic) Wollmar Boström =5
Doubles, Covered Courts, Men (Olympic) Wollmar Boström =5