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Carl Kempe

Full name: Johan Carl Kempe
Gender: Male
Born: December 8, 1884 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: July 8, 1967 in Ekolsund, Enköping, Uppsala, Sweden
Affiliations: KLTK, Stockholm (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Tennis

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Carl Kempe competed at the 1912 Olympics in tennis, winning a silver medal in indoor doubles with [Gunnar Setterwall]. He was much better known for his business career. Kempe studied at Uppsala University from 1903-05 and after graduation went to work for Mo och Domsjö, a pulp and paper producer which was led by his father as CEO. Carl Kempe took over as CEO of Mo och Domsjö from 1947-65, which later sponsored the ice hockey and sports clubs known as MoDo. His family name is remembered by the club with MoDo’s Kempe Embankment and Kempehallen.

Kempe invested heavily in research and development to make the company a modern industrial giant in Sweden. It later merged with Holmen Bruk AB in 1988 and in 2000 was re-named Holmen AB. Carl Kempe bought Ekolsund Castle in 1917 and decorated it with antiques and artifacts from around the world, and his collection of Chinese artifacts gained worldwide reputation. He died at his castle in July 1967.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Tennis Mixed Doubles, Covered Courts Sweden-2 SWE 4
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Tennis Men's Singles, Covered Courts Sweden SWE 9T
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Tennis Men's Doubles, Covered Courts Sweden-2 SWE 2 Silver

Mixed Doubles, Covered Courts

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Tennis Sweden-2 SWE Margareta Cederschiöld Final Round Match 3/4 AC 1912-05-11 SWE-3 won by default, SWE-2 WD
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Tennis Sweden-2 SWE Margareta Cederschiöld Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1912-05-09 GBR-2 2, SWE-2 0 0
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Tennis Sweden-2 SWE Margareta Cederschiöld Quarter-Finals Match #4 AC 1912-05-08 SWE-2 walkover
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Tennis Sweden-2 SWE Margareta Cederschiöld Round One Match #3 AC SWE-2 bye

Men's Singles, Covered Courts

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Tennis Sweden SWE Round Two Match #6 2 1912-05-08 Gobert (FRA) 3, Kempe (SWE) 0 0
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Tennis Sweden SWE Round One Match #9 1 1912-05-05 Kempe (SWE) 3, Hainz (BOH) 1 3

Men's Doubles, Covered Courts

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Tennis Sweden-2 SWE Gunnar Setterwall Final Round Match 1/2 2 1912-05-11 FRA 3, SWE-2 1 1
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Tennis Sweden-2 SWE Gunnar Setterwall Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1912-05-10 SWE-2 3, GBR-3 2 3
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Tennis Sweden-2 SWE Gunnar Setterwall Quarter-Finals Match #3 AC 1912-05-08 SWE-2 walkover
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Tennis Sweden-2 SWE Gunnar Setterwall Round One Match #7 1 1912-05-07 SWE-2 3, GBR-1 2 3
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