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Cecil Browning

Full name: Cecil Le Cronier Browning
Gender: Male
Born: January 29, 1883 in Hampstead, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: March 23, 1953 in Westminster, Greater London, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Racquets

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Cecil Browning had a long, if not outstanding, racquets career. He first took part in the Amateur Doubles Championship in 1902 and bowed out 35 years later. The son of a chartered accountant, Browning followed his father into the profession. He was educated at Harrow and in 1902, with Gerard Phelips, won the Public Schools Championship. At the 1908 Olympics he lost in the first round of the singles to the eventual champion [Evan Noel] but won the doubles silver medal with [Edmond Bury] after losing to [Vane Pennell] and [John Jacob Astor] in the final.

During World War I Browning served with the Royal Flying Corps. He died on 23 March 1953, the same day that an announcement appeared in The Times newspaper saying that Browning and his wife were moving from London to Hove on the south coast of England on 25 March. Sadly, he never made it.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 25 London Racquets Men's Singles Great Britain GBR 6
1908 Summer 25 London Racquets Men's Doubles Great Britain-2 GBR 2 Silver

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1908 Summer 25 London Racquets Great Britain GBR Round One Match #1 2 1908-04-27 Noel (GBR) 3, Browning (GBR) 1 1

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1908 Summer 25 London Racquets Great Britain-2 GBR Edmond Bury Final 2 1908-05-01 GBR-1 4, GBR-2 1
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