Torleif Torkildsen

Torleif Torkildsen (Norwegian pronunciation: [toːrlæɪf toːrkɪlsn̩];[stress and tone?] May 12, 1892 – October 14, 1944) was a Norwegian gymnast and tennis player who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics.

Torleif Torkildsen
Torleif Torkildsen (left) and Jack Nielsen (right) in the 1929 Davis Cup Tie against Hungary in Oslo
Country (sports)Norway
Born(1882-05-12)12 May 1882
Died14 October 1944(1944-10-14) (aged 62)
Career titles5 (national), 1 (international)
Team competitions
Davis Cup2nd round (Europe) (1930, 1931)
Last updated on: February 21, 2013.
Olympic medal record
Men's Gymnastics
1912 Stockholm Team, Swedish system

He was part of the Norwegian gymnastics team, which won the bronze medal in the gymnastics men's team, Swedish system event.

In tennis he was a member of the Norway Davis Cup team, in which he granted Norway's first victorious rubber in the tie against Hungary in 1929 by beating Imre Takáts.[1] Prior to entering the Davis Cup in 1927 Norway competed in the Nordisk Cup, an annual four-nation Scandinavian tennis team cup, in which he granted Norway's only won match against Sweden's Curt Östberg.[2] The same year in August he won an international tournament in Oslo meeting Östberg again in the final.[2] In national competition he was a five-time tennis champion between 1926 and 1930.[3]


  1. Béla Kehrling, ed. (May 25, 1929). "Osloi levél [Letter from Oslo]" (in Hungarian). Tennisz és Golf (Budapest, Hungary: Bethlen Gábor írod. és Nyomdai Rt) I (2): 35. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  2. "Tennis". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). Stockholm, Sweden: Gustaf Zethelius. 1927. ISSN 1101-2412. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  3. "tennis – norgesmestere utendørs i single" [Tennis outdoors singles champions]. Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo, Norway: Kunnskapsforlaget. 2012. Retrieved February 21, 2013.