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Edgar Leonard

Full name: Edgar Welch Leonard
Gender: Male
Born: June 19, 1881 in West Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 7, 1948 in New York, New York, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Tennis

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Together with his Harvard classmate, Beals Wright, Edgar Leonard took the 1904 Olympic doubles title, losing only one set in the four matches they played. In the singles that year, Leonard lost in the semi-finals to the eventual runner-up, Robert LeRoy. Leonard graduated Harvard in 1903 after having captained the tennis team and having shared the intercollegiate doubles title in 1902. He never won a national championship, but in 1903 he achieved his highest national ranking of eighth. Leonard became a very successful businessman in a number of different fields. After college he helped his father run the family wool business, but in 1915 Leonard settled in New York, where he helped establish the brokerage firm of Moore, Leonard, & Lynch. This was his primary occupation for the rest of his life although he served on the board of several companies. During these years Leonard occupied his leisure hours with court tennis and polo.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Tennis Men's Singles United States USA 3T Bronze
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Tennis Men's Doubles United States-1 USA 1 Gold

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Tennis United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 2 LeRoy (USA) 2, Leonard (USA) 0 0
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Tennis United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 Leonard (USA) 2, Blatherwick (USA) 0 2
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Tennis United States USA Round Three Match #3 1 Leonard (USA) 2, McKittrick (USA) 0 2
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Tennis United States USA Round Two Match #4 1 Leonard (USA) 2, Forney (USA) 0 2

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Tennis United States-1 USA Beals Wright Final Round Match 1/2 1 USA-1 3, USA-2 0 3
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Tennis United States-1 USA Beals Wright Semi-Finals Match #1 1 USA-1 2, USA-4 0 2
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Tennis United States-1 USA Beals Wright Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 USA-1 2, USA-6 1 2
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Tennis United States-1 USA Beals Wright Round One Match #3 1 USA-1 2, USA-10 0 2