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Heinrich Schomburgk

Full name: Heinrich Georg Schomburgk
Gender: Male
Born: June 23, 1885 in Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
Died: March 29, 1965 in Königstein, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: Leipziger SC, Leipzig (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Tennis

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Heinrich Schomburgk was a tennis player and footballer, winning a German club championship in football in 1906 with VfB Leipzig. In tennis he was German singles champion in 1913, won doubles titles in 1908, 1910, and 1921, and won mixed doubles titles in 1912-13 and 1921. Schomburgk competed at Wimbledon in 1903, losing in the third round of singles and the second round of doubles. He participated in the 1908 London and the 1912 Stockholm Games. In London he was eliminated early in the singles and reached the eighth finals in the doubles with [Otto Froitzheim]. In Stockholm he earned the gold medal in the mixed together with [Dora Köring]. In the singles and the doubles with [Otto von Müller] he again reached the eighth finals.

Schomburgk’s brother Wilhelm, a lawyer, became President of the Deutscher Tennis Bund in the 1930s. Wilhelm was the founder of the club championship matches for senior players of the German Tennis Federation, the Große Schomburgk-Spiele, which are still played today.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 22 London Tennis Men's Singles Germany GER 16T
1908 Summer 22 London Tennis Men's Doubles Germany-1 GER 7T
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Tennis Men's Singles Germany GER 9T
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Tennis Mixed Doubles Germany GER 1 Gold
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Tennis Men's Doubles Germany-1 GER 9T

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1908 Summer 22 London Tennis Germany GER Round Two Match #1 2 1908-07-06 Germot (FRA) 3, Schomburgk (GER) 0 0
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Tennis Germany GER Round Four Match #1 2 1912-07-01 Kitson (RSA) 3, Schomburgk (GER) 0 0
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Tennis Germany GER Round Three Match #2 1 1912-06-30 Schomburgk (GER) won by default, Spiess (GER) DNF won by default
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Tennis Germany GER Round Two Match #4 AC Schomburgk (GER) walkover

Mixed Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Tennis Germany GER Dora Köring Final Round Match 1/2 1 1912-07-05 GER 2, SWE-1 0 2
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Tennis Germany GER Dora Köring Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1912-07-04 GER 2, FRA 0 2
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Tennis Germany GER Dora Köring Quarter-Finals Match #3 AC 1912-07-03 GER walkover
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Tennis Germany GER Dora Köring Round One Match #3 AC 1912-07-01 GER walkover

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1908 Summer 22 London Tennis Germany-1 GER Otto Froitzheim Round Two Match #1 2 1908-07-07 RSA 3, GER-1 1 1
1908 Summer 22 London Tennis Germany-1 GER Otto Froitzheim Round One Match #1 1 1908-07-06 GER-1 3, GER-2 0 3
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Tennis Germany-1 GER Otto von Müller Round Two Match #1 2 1912-07-01 FRA 3, GER-1 1 1
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Tennis Germany-1 GER Otto von Müller Round One Match #2 1 1912-06-30 GER-1 3, HUN-2 0 3
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