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Gladys Eastlake-Smith

Full name: Gladys Shirley Eastlake-Smith (-Lamplough)
Gender: Female
Born: August 14, 1883 in Lewisham, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: September 18, 1941 in Middleham, North Yorkshire, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Tennis

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

There were only seven competitors in the 1908 Olympic covered court women’s singles and in only her third match of the tournament, Gladys Eastlake-Smith met Alice Greene in the final. After two sets the match was level but Eastlake-Smith won the final set 6-0 to take the gold medal. Neither of the finalists was in the absolute top flight of British players but Eastlake-Smith certainly had the better indoor record of the two. She won the All-England covered court singles in 1907 and was again a finalist in 1908 when she lost to Dorothy Lambert Chambers who did not enter the Olympic events. Miss Eastlake-Smith also won the All-England covered court mixed doubles in 1905 with Reggie Doherty and again in 1908 with Tony Wilding. Two days after her Olympic victory, Gladys Eastlake-Smith married Wharram Lamplough and in 1913 they won the now defunct married Doubles championship.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 24 London Tennis Women's Singles, Covered Courts Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Women's Singles, Covered Courts

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1908 Summer 24 London Tennis Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 1908-05-11 Eastlake-Smith (GBR) 2, Greene (GBR) 1 2
1908 Summer 24 London Tennis Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1908-05-09 Eastlake-Smith (GBR) 2, Wallenberg (SWE) 0 2
1908 Summer 24 London Tennis Great Britain GBR Round One Match #4 1 1908-05-07 Eastlake-Smith (GBR) 2, Pinckney (GBR) 0 2
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