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Wink Davenport

Full name: Winthrop "Wink" Davenport, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 6-7 (201 cm)
Weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
Born: April 12, 1942 in Santa Monica, California, United States
Affiliations: Westside Junior College
Country: USA United States
Sport: Volleyball

Related Olympians: Father of Lindsay Davenport.

Biography

Wink Davenport attended Wesleyan University, graduating in 1964, where he was a three-year letterman in basketball and played on the golf team. He started playing volleyball at a YMCA in Binghamton, New York in the 1950s. Moving to California, he became a top volleyballer and made the 1967 Pan American Team, winning a gold medal. After the 1968 Olympics he played for the US in the 1969 World Cup and was on the US team through 1971. Knee injuries forced him from the sport so he became a volleyball referee. He would eventually officiate at multiple national and international events, including the Olympics and World Championships. Davenport was secretary of the International Federation of Volleyball Officials from 1992-96 and was a referee delegate to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He was a board member of the US Volleyball Association from 1971-77. Davenport’s daughter, [Lindsay Davenport], became a professional tennnis star, winning three Grand Slam singles titles (Australia [2000], Wimbledon [1999], US Open [1998]) and the 1988 Olympic gold medal. His other two children attended college on volleyball scholarships.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Volleyball Men's Volleyball United States USA 7

Men's Volleyball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW IP SO
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #5 1 1968-10-13 USA 3, URS 2 3 0,0 0,0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #6 2 1968-10-16 TCH 3, USA 1 1 0,0 0,0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #19 2 1968-10-19 BUL 3, USA 2 2 3,0 2,0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #25 2 1968-10-20 POL 3, USA 0 0 0,0 0,0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #28 2 1968-10-21 GDR 3, USA 0 0 0,0 2,0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #32 2 1968-10-23 JPN 3, USA 0 0 0,0 0,0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #44 1 1968-10-25 USA 3, BEL 0 3 1,5 5,0
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