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Edgar Aabye

Full name: Edgar Lindenau Aabye
Gender: Male
Born: September 1, 1865 in Helsingør, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Died: April 30, 1941 in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Affiliations: Gymnastik- og Svømmeforeningen Hermes, Frederiksberg (DEN)
Country: DEN Denmark
Sport: Tug-Of-War

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.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 34 Paris Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War Denmark/Sweden DEN 1 Gold

Men's Tug-Of-War

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1900 Summer 34 Paris Tug-Of-War Denmark/Sweden DEN Final Round Match 1/2 1 1900-07-16 Denmark/Sweden 2, Racing Club de France 0
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