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Béla von Kehrling

Full name: Béla von Kehrling
Other name(s): Vojtech Kehrling
Gender: Male
Born: January 25, 1891 in Spišská Sobota, Prešov, Slovakia
Died: April 26, 1937 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Affiliations: BKE, Budapest (HUN) / MAC, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Tennis

Biography

Béla von Kehrling played tennis at the 1912 and 1924 Olympics with no major distinction, but he was known as an all-around sportsman who competed in football, ice hockey, bobsledding, and table tennis. He played in the first table tennis World Championships in 1926, making the final of the doubles. He also played on the Hungarian team champions.

Von Kehrling was a 13-time Hungarian Champion in singles tennis, 11 times in doubles, and in 1924 won the German Championships in singles, losing in the 1925 final. He also won the Hungarian International title seven times (1924-27, 1929, 1931-32), a loss in the 1930 final keeping him from eight consecutive (there was no tournament in 1928). In 1933 he won the doubles and mixed at the Dutch Championships. From 1924-33, von Kehrling played 16 ties in Davis Cup, with a record of 25 wins and 21 losses. Von Kehrling later became vice-president of the Hungarian Tennis Association and was editor-in-chief of its magazine, Tennisz és Golf.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Tennis Men's Singles Hungary HUN 9T
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Tennis Men's Doubles Hungary-3 HUN 9T
1924 Summer 33 Paris Tennis Men's Singles Hungary HUN 9T
1924 Summer 33 Paris Tennis Men's Doubles Hungary-1 HUN 29T

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Tennis Hungary HUN Round Four Match #3 2 1912-07-01 von Müller (GER) 3, von Kehrling (HUN) 0 0
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Tennis Hungary HUN Round Three Match #5 1 1912-06-29 von Kehrling (HUN) 3, Hansen (DEN) 1 3
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Tennis Hungary HUN Round Two Match #10 AC von Kehrling (HUN) walkover
1924 Summer 33 Paris Tennis Hungary HUN Round Four Match #1 2 Williams (USA) 3, von Kehrling (HUN) 2 2
1924 Summer 33 Paris Tennis Hungary HUN Round Three Match #2 1 1924-07-15 von Kehrling (HUN) 3, Aeschlimann (SUI) 2 3
1924 Summer 33 Paris Tennis Hungary HUN Round Two Match #3 1 von Kehrling (HUN) 3, Roman (ROU) 0 3
1924 Summer 33 Paris Tennis Hungary HUN Round One Match #5 AC 1924-07-13 von Kehrling (HUN) bye

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Tennis Hungary-3 HUN Jenő von Zsigmondy Round Two Match #6 2 1912-06-30 RSA 3, HUN-3 1 1
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Tennis Hungary-3 HUN Jenő von Zsigmondy Round One Match #12 1 1912-06-28 HUN-3 3, BOH-1 0 3
1924 Summer 33 Paris Tennis Hungary HUN Aurél von Kelemen Round One Match #25 2 1924-07-14 AUS 3, HUN 2 2
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