Dimitrios Kasdaglis

Dimitrios written also as Demetrius Emmanuel[1] (Greek: Δημήτριος Εμμανουήλ) Kasdaglis written also as Casdagli(s)[1] (Greek: Κάσδαγλης), (10 October 1872 in Salford – 6 July 1931 in Bad Nauheim) was a Greek-Egyptian tennis player. He competed in the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens and the 1906 Intercalated Games, also in Athens.[2]

Olympic medal record
Men's tennis
Representing  Greece
Silver medal – second place 1896 Athens Singles
Silver medal – second place 1896 Athens Doubles

In certain sources his first name has been erroneously cited as Dionysios (Greek: Διονύσιος).


The men's singles final in 1896, which Kasdaglis lost to Boland

Kasdaglis was born in Kersal Hill, England, was domiciled in Egypt but according to the official bulletin he participated as a member of the Greek team. He made it to the finals in both the singles and doubles events. In the singles, he defeated Defert of France in the first round, Konstantinos Akratopoulos of Greece in the second, and Momcsilló Tapavicza of Hungary in the semifinals before facing John Pius Boland of Great Britain and Ireland in the final. Boland proved the better player, and Kasdaglis finished second. The medal is credited to Kasdaglis as a Greek by the International Olympic Committee.

For the doubles tournament, Kasdaglis paired with Demetrios Petrokokkinos in a team which nowadays is considered a Greek team[1].They defeated another pair of Greeks, Konstantinos Paspatis and Evangelos Rallis, in the first round and the British/Australian pair of George S. Robertson and Edwin Flack in the semifinals. In the final, Kasdaglis again faced Boland, this time paired with Friedrich Traun of Germany. Kasdaglis and Petrokokkinos lost that match to give Kasdaglis his second silver medal.[3]


  1. ^ a b c IOC. "Athens 1896 doubles men Results - Olympic tennis". Olympics.com. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Dionysios Kasdaglis Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 9 February 2019. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Demetrius Casdagli". Olympedia. Archived from the original on 6 June 2020. Retrieved 11 August 2021.

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