Full name: Edgar Lindenau Aabye
Born: September 1, 1865 in Helsingør, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Died: April 30, 1941 in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Affiliations: Gymnastik- og Svømmeforeningen Hermes, Frederiksberg (DEN)
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Edgar Aabye won an Olympic title as part of the mixed Danish-Swedish tug-of-war team that defeated the opposing French team at the 1900 Olympics. Aabye's participation was somewhat of a coincidence: he was actually in Paris as a sports journalist, but was also a noted athlete himself. He had won a Danish title in swimming (1896), was a noted rower and also competed in cycling. In his capacity as a journalist, he worked for the broadsheet Politiken from 1892 - as the nation's first sports journalist - until 1935. Before that, he had studied theology and taught history and geography at a middle school.
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