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Tennis at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Mixed Doubles

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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.

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