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Phoebe Blair-White

Full name: Rosetta Phoebe Blair-White (Newell-)
Nickname(s): Binky
Gender: Female
Born: September 10, 1894 in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland
Died: March 6, 1991 in Strabane, Strabane, Great Britain
Affiliations: Carrickmines Croquet & Lawn Tennis Club
Country: IRL Ireland
Sport: Tennis

Biography

Phoebe Blair-White was born Rosetta Phoebe Newell, and went by Phoebe, although her nickname was Binky. She married Arthur Blair-White, a top cricketer for Ireland, circa 1918 in Dublin. In addition to her Olympic appearance, Blair-White was the Irish singles champion in 1928 and 1931. She played Wimbledon in 1929, losing her first round match in singles, the only event she entered. Blair-White played for Ireland against a visiting Australian team in 1925, Australia winning 8-2. She won the County Dublin Championships in 1927 and 1931. In 1928 she won the Irish singles and doubles championship, and she won the singles again in 1931. Blair-White played out of the Carrickmines Croquet & Lawn Tennis Club. She lived to almost 97 years of age.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 29 Paris Tennis Women's Singles Ireland IRL 17T
1924 Summer 29 Paris Tennis Mixed Doubles Ireland-2 IRL 15T
1924 Summer 29 Paris Tennis Women's Doubles Ireland IRL 8T

Women's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1924 Summer 29 Paris Tennis Ireland IRL Round Two Match #9 2 Gagliardi (ITA) 2, Blair-White (IRL) 1 1
1924 Summer 29 Paris Tennis Ireland IRL Round One Match #26 AC Blair-White (IRL) walkover

Mixed Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1924 Summer 29 Paris Tennis Ireland-2 IRL Walter Ireland Round One Match #7 2 GBR-2 2, IRL-2 0 0

Women's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1924 Summer 29 Paris Tennis Ireland IRL Hilda Wallis Round Two Match #3 2 SWE 2, IRL 1 1
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