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Tennis at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Mixed Doubles

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Events:

Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Colombes Tennis Stadium, Colombes
Date Started: July 14, 1924
Date Finished: July 21, 1924
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: USA United States-1
Silver: USA United States-2
Bronze: NED Netherlands

Summary

This was the last time that mixed doubles was contested at the Olympics. The final came down to two American teams – Dick Williams and Hazel Wightman against Marion Jessup and singles gold medalist, Vinnie Richards. It was an easy victory for Williams and Wightman in two sets, 6-2, 6-3. Williams had been schooled in Switzerland and in April 1912, he and his father boarded the Titanic for his return to the United States. His father died after the ill-fated ship hit an iceberg, but Williams survived by clinging to a lifeboat, before being rescued aboard the Carpathia. In World War I, Williams saw active service as a captain of artillery and served as an aide to Major Gen. John Harbord, winning the Croix de Guerre and the Legion d’Honneur in the Second Battle of the Marne.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 United States-1 USA Gold
2 United States-2 USA Silver
3 Netherlands NED Bronze
4 Great Britain-1 GBR
5T Spain-1 ESP
5T Great Britain-2 GBR
5T Sweden-2 SWE
5T Ireland-1 IRL
9T Norway-2 NOR
9T Hungary HUN
9T Belgium-1 BEL
9T Greece GRE
9T Italy ITA
9T India IND
15T France FRA
15T Belgium-2 BEL
15T Ireland-2 IRL
15T Sweden-1 SWE
15T Denmark DEN
15T Norway NOR
15T Spain-2 ESP