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Henri Henneberg

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameHenri Benjamin•Henneberg
Used nameHenri•Henneberg
Born20 April 1877 in Genève (Geneva) (SUI)
Died25 May 1942 in Genève (Geneva) (SUI)
NOC Switzerland


Henri Henneberg placed second in the professional sprint at the 1894 Swiss Championship and then won that event for four consecutive years – 1896-99. Henneberg became a doctor, graduating in 1903 and specializing in obstetrics and gynecology in Genève. He also competed in automobile racing, driving a Rochet-Schneider in many races, and joining the Swiss Touring Club in 1897, a year after its founding, and he helped to develop the club. In 1925 he was elected president of the club, a position he held for seventeen years. He also became president of the International Touring Alliance, an association of all Touring Clubs.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) SUI Henri Henneberg
Sprint, Professionals, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) AC h4 r3/7
Tandem Sprint, Professionals, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Paul Ruinart 2 h4 r1/3
3,000 metres, Handicap, Professionals, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) AC h3 r1/2