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Aurél von Kelemen

Full name: Aurél von Kelemen
Gender: Male
Born: April 20, 1888 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: November 10, 1968 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Affiliations: MAC, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Tennis

Biography

Aurél von Kelemen played tennis at the 1912 and 1924 Olympics. Competing for the Magyar Atlétikai Club of Budapest, he was a five-time Hungarian doubles champion. He played in the 1925 Davis Cup for Hungary, playing doubles in one tie, in a losing effort. Von Kelemen was third at the 1920 Slovakian International.

Von Kelemen was well known as an administrator of tennis in Hungary, serving as a vice-president of the Hungarian Tennis Federation. He wrote books on tennis, lectured on sports and tennis at Semmelweis University, and introduced the use of red clay to Hungary. In 1940 von Kelemen was awarded the title of Oberregierungsrat by Hungarian Governor Miklós Horthy for his sport achievements.

In June 1930 von Kelemen and several associates with their conglomerate Duray és Kelemen Terménykereskedelmi Részvénytársaság were accused of embezzlement and arrested. The case involved accusations that von Kelemen’s firm supplied the Army and bribed logistics officers to bypass the shipment regulations of horse supplements. Several people involved in this scandal spent time in prison but von Kelemen was cleared of all charges.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Tennis Men's Singles Hungary HUN 17T
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Tennis Men's Doubles Hungary-2 HUN 15T
1924 Summer 36 Paris Tennis Men's Singles Hungary HUN 61T
1924 Summer 36 Paris Tennis Mixed Doubles Hungary HUN 9T
1924 Summer 36 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 24 Stockholm Tennis Hungary HUN Round Three Match #11 2 1912-06-30 Heyden (GER) 3, von Kelemen (HUN) 1 1
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Tennis Hungary HUN Round Two Match #22 1 1912-06-29 von Kelemen (HUN) 3, von Baráth (HUN) 0 3
1924 Summer 36 Paris Tennis Hungary HUN Round One Match #38 2 1924-07-13 Tegner (DEN) 3, von Kelemen (HUN) 0 0

Mixed Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1924 Summer 36 Paris Tennis Hungary HUN Ilona Váradi-Péter Round Two Match #4 2 NED 2, HUN 0 0
1924 Summer 36 Paris Tennis Hungary HUN Ilona Váradi-Péter Round One Match #8 AC HUN walkover

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Tennis Hungary-2 HUN Leó von Baráth Round One Match #2 2 1912-06-30 GER-1 3, HUN-2 0 0
1924 Summer 36 Paris Tennis Hungary HUN Béla von Kehrling Round One Match #25 2 1924-07-14 AUS 3, HUN 2 2
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