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Charles Dixon

Full name: Charles Percy Dixon
Gender: Male
Born: February 7, 1873 in Grantham, Lincolnshire, Great Britain
Died: April 29, 1939 in West Norwood, Greater London, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Tennis

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

In an all-British final, Charles Dixon and Edith Hannam beat Roper Barrett and Helen Aitchison to take the mixed doubles covered court title at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. Mrs. Hannam had earlier won the women’s singles and Dixon had already made his mark on the tournament with an outstanding win over the reigning Wimbledon champion, Tony Wilding of New Zealand, in the semi-finals of the men’s singles. In the singles final, Dixon went down in straight sets to André Gobert of France but completed his set of Olympic medals by wining a bronze in the men’s doubles. Charles Dixon reached the All-Comers final of the singles at Wimbledon in 1901 and 1911 but he did not win a Wimbledon title until two months after the 1912 Olympics when the 39-year-old veteran won the Wimbledon doubles with Roper Barrett. He then took the 1912 Australian doubles title with James Parke and concluded a memorable year by captaining the team which recaptured the Davis Cup from Australasia. In 1913 Dixon and Roper Barrett successfully defended their Wimbledon title. Charles Dixon was educated at Haileybury and Clare College, Cambridge before becoming a solicitor. He played in four Davis Cup ties and while at Cambridge won a blue for Rackets, but surprisingly, not for lawn tennis. He was also a scratch golfer and his sporting talents were shared by his brother, John, who captained Nottinghamshire at cricket for many years and won an England cap at soccer.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 35 London Tennis Men's Singles Great Britain GBR 5T
1908 Summer 35 London Tennis Men's Doubles Great Britain-3 GBR 3 Bronze
1912 Summer 39 Stockholm Tennis Men's Singles Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
1912 Summer 39 Stockholm Tennis Mixed Doubles Great Britain-2 GBR 1 Gold
1912 Summer 39 Stockholm Tennis Men's Doubles Great Britain-2 GBR 3 Bronze

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1908 Summer 35 London Tennis Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #2 2 1908-07-09 Eaves (GBR) 3, Dixon (GBR) 0 0
1908 Summer 35 London Tennis Great Britain GBR Round Three Match #3 1 Dixon (GBR) 3, Hykš (BOH) 0 3
1908 Summer 35 London Tennis Great Britain GBR Round Two Match #5 1 1908-07-07 Dixon (GBR) 3, Lauber (HUN) 0 3
1908 Summer 35 London Tennis Great Britain GBR Round One Match #1 1 1908-07-06 Dixon (GBR) 3, Rahe (GER) 0 3
1912 Summer 39 Stockholm Tennis Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 2 1912-05-12 Gobert (FRA) 3, Dixon (GBR) 0 0
1912 Summer 39 Stockholm Tennis Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1912-05-10 Dixon (GBR) 3, Wilding (ANZ) 1 3
1912 Summer 39 Stockholm Tennis Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1912-05-08 Dixon (GBR) 3, Robětín (BOH) 0 3
1912 Summer 39 Stockholm Tennis Great Britain GBR Round Two Match #1 1 1912-05-06 Dixon (GBR) 3, Mavrogordato (GBR) 1 3

Mixed Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1912 Summer 39 Stockholm Tennis Great Britain-2 GBR Edith Hannam Final Round Match 1/2 1 1912-05-12 GBR-2 2, GBR-1 1 2
1912 Summer 39 Stockholm Tennis Great Britain-2 GBR Edith Hannam Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1912-05-09 GBR-2 2, SWE-2 0 2
1912 Summer 39 Stockholm Tennis Great Britain-2 GBR Edith Hannam Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1912-05-08 GBR-2 2, GBR-3 0 2
1912 Summer 39 Stockholm Tennis Great Britain-2 GBR Edith Hannam Round One Match #1 AC GBR-2 bye

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1908 Summer 35 London Tennis Great Britain-3 GBR Clement Cazalet Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1908-07-10 GBR-1 3, GBR-3 2 2
1908 Summer 35 London Tennis Great Britain-3 GBR Clement Cazalet Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1908-07-09 GBR-3 3, RSA 2 3
1908 Summer 35 London Tennis Great Britain-3 GBR Clement Cazalet Round Two Match #2 1 1908-07-07 GBR-3 3, NED 1 3
1912 Summer 39 Stockholm Tennis Great Britain-2 GBR Alfred Beamish Final Round Match 3/4 1 1912-05-11 GBR-2 3, GBR-3 2 3
1912 Summer 39 Stockholm Tennis Great Britain-2 GBR Alfred Beamish Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1912-05-09 FRA 3, GBR-2 0 0
1912 Summer 39 Stockholm Tennis Great Britain-2 GBR Alfred Beamish Quarter-Finals Match #1 AC GBR-2 walkover
1912 Summer 39 Stockholm Tennis Great Britain-2 GBR Alfred Beamish Round One Match #1 AC GBR-2 bye
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