Tag Archives: Ulrich Salchow

History of Sport 1911: First Indianapolis 500 and Monte Carlo Rally, Salchow’s 10th title, Larned’s 7th US Open

Some of the main events in sport from 1911. John McDermott becomes both the first American-born man and the youngest golfer (19 years, 10 months) to win the US Open Harold Hilton became the only British player to win the … Continue reading

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The History of Sport – 1905 (The Dohertys’ 8th Wimbledon doubles win, Salchow’s fifth world title, the original All Blacks)

The major sports events of 1905   Willie Anderson wins his third successive US Open golf title and fourth in total. The RAC Tourist Trophy race is first staged on the Isle of Man. This is the oldest motor race … Continue reading

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The History of Sport – 1904 (The St.Louis Olympics, Alf Shrubb’s remarkable year, the foundation of FIFA)

The main events in sport in 1904: World governing body FIFA is founded. The football associations of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland do not join at this time. NL champion New York Giants refuses to participate in the 1904 World … Continue reading

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The Greatest Figure Skaters: Ulrich Salchow, Sonja Henie, Rodnina & Zaitsev, Torvill & Dean

This is a list of the most successful figure skaters in each of the four Olympic disciplines.  I have ranked them in terms of the number of years when they were the world or Olympic champions.  By doing this it … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1911

Four more of my nominations: Charlie Barr (USA- Sailing)  The first sailor to skipper a yacht to victory in the America’s Cup three times. He achieved this in 1899, 1901 and 1903. He also set the fastest time for sailing … Continue reading

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