Four more additions to my British sporting Hall of Fame:-
Bob Fitzsimmons (Boxing) – The first man to win three world titles. In 1891 he won the middleweight crown and in 1897 added the heavyweight title, which he held until 1899. In 1903 he won the newly created light-heavyweight championship, holding that until 1905.
Tom Morris Junior (Golf) – Probably the best player of his era. He won the Open golf championship on four consecutive occasions from 1868 to 1872 (it wasn’t held in 1871). He remains the youngest ever winner at 17 years 249 days in 1868.
George Lambert (Real Tennis) – World champion of real tennis for fourteen years from 1871 to 1885.
Alf Shrubb (Athletics) – The world’s best distance runner at the start of the 20th century. He set world records from 2 miles up to 1 hour. In 1904 in Glasgow in one run he broke records at four distances. His one hour record lasted as a British record for 48 years. In 1903 and 1904 he won the first two runnings of the international cross-county championship.