Charles Wennergren

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCharles Sven Otto•Wennergren
Used nameCharles•Wennergren
Born7 February 1889 in Göteborg (Gothenburg) (SWE)
Died3 January 1978 in Linköping (SWE)
AffiliationsLinköpings LTK, Linköping (SWE)
NOC Sweden


Charles Wennergren played seven tennis events at the 1912 and 1924 Olympics, competing both in- and outdoors in 1912. He won no medals but reached the quarter-finals of men’s doubles both years. Wennergren won his first Swedish singles title in 1911 and eventually won that title six times, the last in 1926. He played one tie in Davis Cup for Sweden in 1928, losing his only match. He played for the Linköping Lawn Tennis Klubben.

Wennergren worked as a tax affairs chairman, and land assessor at the Länsstyrelse from 1916, and he primarily supervised the management of bank savings. His son, Bertil, later became a Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman and Justice of the Swedish Supreme Administrative Court.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Tennis SWE Charles Wennergren
Singles, Men (Olympic) =9
Doubles, Men (Olympic) Carl-Olof Nylén =5
Singles, Covered Courts, Men (Olympic) =9
Doubles, Covered Courts, Men (Olympic) Carl-Olof Nylén =7
1924 Summer Olympics Tennis SWE Charles Wennergren
Singles, Men (Olympic) =33
Doubles, Mixed (Olympic) Lily von Essen =15
Doubles, Men (Olympic) Henning Müller =5