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Jenő von Zsigmondy

Full name: Jenő von Zsigmondy
Gender: Male
Born: July 4, 1889 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: July 30, 1930 in Paris, Paris, France
Affiliations: Budapesti Lawn-Tennis Club, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Tennis

Biography

Jenő von Zsigmondy played singles and doubles tennis at both the 1908 and 1912 Olympics. Von Zsigmondy was Hungarian singles champion in 1907, 1910, and 1911. He was mixed doubles champion with Katalin Cséry six times. In 1914 von Zsigmondy and [Béla von Kehrling] reached the semi-finals of the World Hard Court Championships in doubles. Shortly after that von Zsigmondy stopped playing tennis because of health issues, and became a top golfer. He won two titles at the 1929 Wiener Golf Club championships and in 1935 a Zsigmondy Jenő Memorial Golf Tournament was held in his honor.

Von Zsigmondy studied law and became a lawyer. He came from a family of high achievement. His father was a member of the Hungarian Parliament 1927-32, while a cousin, Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, won the 1926 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 18 London Tennis Men's Singles Hungary HUN 16T
1908 Summer 18 London Tennis Men's Doubles Hungary HUN 7T
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Tennis Men's Singles Hungary HUN 17T
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Tennis Men's Doubles Hungary-3 HUN 9T

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1908 Summer 18 London Tennis Hungary HUN Round Two Match #6 2 1908-07-07 HykÅ¡ (BOH) 3, von Zsigmondy (HUN) 1 1
1908 Summer 18 London Tennis Hungary HUN Round One Match #3 AC 1908-07-06 von Zsigmondy (HUN) walkover
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Tennis Hungary HUN Round Three Match #6 2 1912-06-30 von Müller (GER) 3, von Zsigmondy (HUN) 0 0
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Tennis Hungary HUN Round Two Match #11 AC von Zsigmondy (HUN) walkover

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1908 Summer 18 London Tennis Hungary HUN Ede Tóth Round Two Match #6 2 1908-07-07 GBR-2 3, HUN 0 0
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Tennis Hungary-3 HUN Béla von Kehrling Round Two Match #6 2 1912-06-30 RSA 3, HUN-3 1 1
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Tennis Hungary-3 HUN Béla von Kehrling Round One Match #12 1 1912-06-28 HUN-3 3, BOH-1 0 3
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