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Mabel Parton

Full name: Mabel Bramwell Parton (Squire-, -Mavrogordato)
Gender: Female
Born: July 22, 1881 in London, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: August 12, 1962 in Limpsfield, Surrey, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Tennis

Related Olympians: Wife of Theodore Mavrogordato.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

The daughter of Sir Peter Squire, a renowned pharmaceutical chemist, Mabel Squire made her Wimbledon début at the age of 23 in 1904. She played at Wimbledon continuously until 1928, with the exception of the War years. From 1906 she played under the name Mabel Parton after marrying fellow tennis player George Parton in May that year. Parton reached the singles semi-finals on two occasions, in 1911 and 1920, losing to [Dora Boothby] and Elizabeth Ryan respectively. She also reached the semi-finals of the ladies and mixed doubles at Wimbledon in 1913. In the ladies event she partnered Ethel Larcombe but lost to [Winifred McNair] and [Dora Boothby] in straight sets. Parton also lost in straight sets in the mixed doubles when her partner was her future husband [Theodore Mavrogordato], who she married shortly after the 1924 Wimbledon championships.

At the 1912 Olympics Parton also played with Theodore in the indoor mixed doubles but came home without a medal. However, she captured bronze in the indoor singles event after beating Sweden’s [Sigrid Fick] in the bronze medal match, after losing her semi-final to fellow British girl [Edith Hannam], the eventual gold medal winner.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Tennis Mixed Doubles, Covered Courts Great Britain-3 GBR 5T
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Tennis Women's Singles, Covered Courts Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze

Mixed Doubles, Covered Courts

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Tennis Great Britain-3 GBR Theodore Mavrogordato Quarter-Finals Match #3 2 1912-05-08 GBR-2 2, GBR-3 0 0
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Tennis Great Britain-3 GBR Theodore Mavrogordato Round One Match #6 1 1912-05-06 GBR-3 2, SWE-4 0 2

Women's Singles, Covered Courts

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Tennis Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 3/4 1 1912-05-11 Parton (GBR) 2, Fick (SWE) 0 2
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Tennis Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1912-05-09 Hannam (GBR) 2, Parton (GBR) 0 0
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Tennis Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #2 AC Parton (GBR) walkover
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Tennis Great Britain GBR Round One Match #6 1 1912-05-06 Parton (GBR) 2, Cederschiöld (SWE) 0 2
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