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Harold Mahony

Full name: Harold Segerson Mahony
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3 (191 cm)
Born: February 13, 1867 in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Great Britain
Died: June 27, 1905 in Glencar and Killorgin, Kerry, Ireland
Affiliations: Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club, Dublin (IRL)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Tennis

Medals: 2 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Harold Mahony was born to a wealthy barrister in Scotland, but lived much of his life in Ireland. His father had a tennis court built at their home at Dromore Castle in County Kerry, Ireland, where Mahony learned the game. He made his début at Wimbledon in 1890, losing in the first round. In 1891 he reached the semi-finals of the All-Comers Event, repeating that finish in 1892. In 1893 he made it to the All-Comers final, losing there to Joshua Pim. After losing in the second round in 1894, he skipped the 1895 event, but in 1896 came through to become Wimbledon Champion, defeating Wilfred Baddeley in the final, 6-2, 6-8, 5-7, 8-6, 6-3, the longest Wimbledon men’s final until 1954 when Jaroslav Drobný defeated Ken Rosewall. Mahony competed at Wimbledon through 1904, making the All-Comers final again in 1898, also winning the Irish title that year, but he never won another major. In 1905, Mahony went for a bicycle ride and never returned from it. His body and broken bike were found at the base of a steep hill near his County Kerry castle.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 33 Paris Tennis Men's Singles Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
1900 Summer 33 Paris Tennis Mixed Doubles France/Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
1900 Summer 33 Paris Tennis Men's Doubles Great Britain-2 GBR 3T Bronze

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1900 Summer 33 Paris Tennis Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 2 Doherty (GBR) 3, Mahony (GBR) 0 0
1900 Summer 33 Paris Tennis Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #2 1 Mahony (GBR) 2, Norris (GBR) 0 2
1900 Summer 33 Paris Tennis Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #4 AC Mahony (GBR) walkover
1900 Summer 33 Paris Tennis Great Britain GBR Round One Match #7 1 Mahony (GBR) 2, Sands (USA) 0 2

Mixed Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1900 Summer 33 Paris Tennis France/Great Britain GBR Hélène Prévost Final Round Match 1/2 2 GBR 2, France/Great Britain-1 0 0
1900 Summer 33 Paris Tennis France/Great Britain GBR Hélène Prévost Semi-Finals Match #1 1 France/Great Britain-1 2, Bohemia/Great Britain-2 0 2
1900 Summer 33 Paris Tennis France/Great Britain GBR Hélène Prévost Round One Match #2 AC France/Great Britain-1 bye

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1900 Summer 33 Paris Tennis Great Britain-2 GBR Arthur Norris Semi-Finals Match #2 2 GBR-1 3, GBR-2 0 0
1900 Summer 33 Paris Tennis Great Britain-2 GBR Arthur Norris Round One Match #4 1 GBR-2 2, FRA-4 1 2
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