British Sports Hall Of Fame 1911

Four more choices for my Hall of Fame.

Bob Ferguson (Golf) – one of only four men to win the Open golf championship three times in a row, which he did from 1880 to 1882. He was runner up in 1883. Renowned as an outstanding putter.

Peter Latham (Rackets and Real Tennis) – the only man to hold the world titles for rackets and real tennis simultaneously. He held the world rackets title from 1887 to 1902 when he resigned the title. He held the real tennis title from 1895 to 1905 when he suffered his only defeat in a championship match. He regained the title in 1907.

Meriel Lucas (Badminton) – The best woman badminton player at the All-England championships in the early 20th century. She won the singles title six times between 1902 and 1910 including four consecutively from 1907 to 1910. She also won the women’s doubles ten times between 1899 and 1910 and the mixed doubles once.

Madge Syers (Ice Skating) – she won the women’s world title in 1906 and 1907. The world championship for women was only established after she had finished 2nd in the world championship competing against men in 1902. She won the Olympic gold in 1908. All of her titles were won by large margins.

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