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Charles Sands

Full name: Charles Edward Sands
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11 (181 cm)
Born: December 22, 1865 in New York, New York, United States
Died: August 9, 1945 in Brookville, New York, United States
Affiliations: St. Andrew’s Golf Club, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Jeu De Paume, Golf, Tennis

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Charles Sands is one of only two American men to have competed in three different Olympic sports (The other is Frank Kugler in athletics, weightlifting, and wrestling - Sheila Taormina also accomplished this in swimming, triathlon, and modern pentathlon). In October 1900, Sands shot rounds of 81-84 to win the first Olympic golf championship. He probably didn't care as golf was not his favorite, or best, sport, even though he had finished second in the first U.S. Amateur ever held – in 1895. Charles Sands was primarily a court tennis player. He was the only American to win the Racquette d'Or which he received at the Tuileries Gardens in Paris in 1899 and 1900. In 1905 he won his only American championship in court tennis, although by then he was a three-time winner of the Racquette d'Or. In 1908, court tennis was an Olympic sport, under the original French name of jeu de paume. Sands played, but lost in the first round. It was not his first appearance in Olympic tennis. In 1900, while he had been in Paris for the Racquette d'Or competition, he had played in the Olympic lawn tennis event, but lost in the early rounds.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 34 Paris Golf Men's Individual United States USA 1 Gold
1900 Summer 34 Paris Tennis Men's Singles United States USA 8T
1900 Summer 34 Paris Tennis Mixed Doubles United States USA 5T
1900 Summer 34 Paris Tennis Men's Doubles United States/Great Britain USA 5T
1908 Summer 42 London Jeu De Paume Men's Singles United States USA 9T

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1908 Summer 42 London Jeu De Paume United States USA Round One Match #2 2 1908-05-18 Miles (GBR) 3, Sands (USA) 0 0

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank TS R1S R2S
1900 Summer 34 Paris Golf United States Final Standings 1 167 82 85

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1900 Summer 34 Paris Tennis United States USA Round One Match #7 2 Mahony (GBR) 2, Sands (USA) 0 0

Mixed Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1900 Summer 34 Paris Tennis United States USA Georgina Jones Round One Match #3 2 United States/Great Britain-3 2, USA 0 0

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1900 Summer 34 Paris Tennis United States USA Archibald Warden Round One Match #2 2 United States/France-1 2, MIX-2 0 0
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