British Sports Hall of Fame 1912

My four latest nominations for the Hall of Fame

Charlotte Cooper (Tennis) – won five Wimbledon singles titles between 1895 and 1908, the last aged 37. Won gold medals in singles and mixed doubles at the 1900 Olympics and was the first woman to win an Olympic title in any sport.

George Fordham (Horse Racing) – the best jockey of his generation who broke the record for most winners in a season four times. He was Champion Jockey 14 times between 1855 and 1871 and rode 16 winners in Classics.

Peter McWilliam (Football) – the finest left-half of his time.  Playing for Newcastle he won three league championship titles between 1905 and 1909 and played in four FA Cup finals, winning one. He played for Scotland from 1905 to 1911 before his career was ended by injury. He went on to become a successful manager.

Dickie Owen (Rugby Union) – He played at scrum-half 35 times for Wales between 1901 and 1912. This remained as the record number of caps for Wales until 1955. He was part of the Welsh team which won the Home International Championship six times (completing four Triple Crowns).

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