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Georgina Jones

Full name: Georgina Frances Jones (-Walton)
Other name(s): Sister Daya
Gender: Female
Born: September 1, 1882 in New York, New York, United States
Died: September 3, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Tennis

Related Olympians: Sister of Marion Jones; Sister-in-law of Frederick MacMonnies.

Biography

Georgina Jones was the daughter of Nevada Senator John P. Jones (1829-1912). Her mother was Georgina Sullivan Jones, called Bonnie, who had been raised in France and passed on a love of music and the arts to Georgina, which led her to move to Paris to train her voice, along with her sister, Alice. Alice later married [Frederick MacMonies], a sculptor and silver medalist in 1932 in the Art Competitions. Her other sister, [Marion Jones], was also an accomplished tennis player and won two bronze medals in 1900 tennis. The two learned to play tennis at West Side Tennis Club in New York. Georgina later joined the Vedanta Society, which studied Hindu philosophy, and became known as Sister Daya. She was a close follower of Swami Paramanada, and later wrote the play The Light of Asia, which was turned into a show choreographed by Ruth St. Denis.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 17 Paris Tennis Women's Singles United States USA 5T
1900 Summer 17 Paris Tennis Mixed Doubles United States USA 5T

Women's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1900 Summer 17 Paris Tennis United States USA Round One Match #3 2 Prévost (FRA) 2, Jones (USA) 0 0

Mixed Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1900 Summer 17 Paris Tennis United States USA Charles Sands Round One Match #3 2 United States/Great Britain-3 2, USA 0 0
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