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Noel Turnbull

Full name: Oswald Graham Noel Turnbull
Gender: Male
Born: December 20, 1890 in Highgate, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: December 17, 1970 in Whitby, North Yorkshire, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Tennis

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

On leaving Charlterhouse, Noel Turnbull joined the family firm of ship-owners but his business career was soon interrupted by the war. After serving as a drive he was then commission into the RASC and during the Battle of the Somme he won the Military Cross and was Mentioned in Despatches. He first came to prominence as a tennis player in 1919 and made his Davis Cup début that year. He played again in the Davis Cup in 1921 but then virtually gave up the game for four years to concentrate on golf in which he played off scratch at St. George’s Hill and West Hill. On resuming serious tennis, he again made the Davis Cup team in 1926 and won the singles at the Portuguese Championships in 1921 and 1928. He was, however essentially a doubles specialist and his victory with Max Woosnam in the 1920 Olympic doubles was undoubtedly his greatest achievement.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Tennis Men's Singles Great Britain GBR 4
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Tennis Mixed Doubles Great Britain-4 GBR 14T
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Tennis Men's Doubles Great Britain-2 GBR 1 Gold

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Tennis Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1920-08-22 Raymond (RSA) 3, Turnbull (GBR) 2 2
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Tennis Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1920-08-21 Turnbull (GBR) 3, Alonso (ESP) 2 3
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Tennis Great Britain GBR Round Three Match #3 1 Turnbull (GBR) 3, Balbi Di Robecco (ITA) 2 3

Mixed Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Tennis Great Britain-4 GBR Winifred McNair Round One Match #1 2 GBR-2 2, GBR-4 1 1

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Tennis Great Britain-2 GBR Max Woosnam Final Round Match 1/2 1 GBR-2 3, JPN 1 3
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Tennis Great Britain-2 GBR Max Woosnam Semi-Finals Match #2 1 GBR-2 3, FRA-3 1 3
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Tennis Great Britain-2 GBR Max Woosnam Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 GBR-2 3, ITA 1 3
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Tennis Great Britain-2 GBR Max Woosnam Round Two Match #7 1 GBR-2 3, TCH-1 0 3