Edgar Aabye

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Edgar Aabye
Personal information
Full nameEdgar Lindenau Aabye
Born(1865-09-14)September 14, 1865
Helsingør, Denmark
DiedApril 30, 1941(1941-04-30) (aged 75)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Updated on 17 March 2016.

Edgar Lindenau Aabye (September 14, 1865 – April 30, 1941) was a Danish athlete and journalist who earned a gold medal in the tug of war at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France.

Aabye was an accomplished athlete who had previously won a Danish championship in swimming (1896) and been a competitor in rowing and cycling.[1] Aabye joined the team which then competed in the only tug-of-war contest, defeating the French team for the gold medal. Initially, Aabye was not a member of the tug-of-war team but was working at the Paris Olympics as a journalist for the Politiken newspaper.[2] When a member of the combined Dano-Swedish tug of war team was injured, the team asked Aabye to fill in as a last-minute substitute.[3]


  1. ^ "Edgar Aabye". Athletes. SR/Olympics News. 2016. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  2. ^ De Los Reyes, Marco (25 October 2012). "Top 100: De største danskere ved OL" [100 greatest Danes of the Olympics] (in Danish). DR. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  3. ^ Jacobsen, Henry Braad (16 June 2015). "Tovtrækning er i spil til et olympisk comeback" [Tug of war is in play for an Olympic comeback]. Politiken (in Danish). Retrieved 17 March 2016.

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