Lottie Dod

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Lottie Dod
Full nameCharlotte "Lottie" Dod
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born(1871-09-24)24 September 1871
Bebington, Cheshire
Died27 June 1960(1960-06-27) (aged 88)
Sway, England
Height5 ft 6.5 in (1.69 m)
Int. Tennis HoF1983 (member page)
Grand Slam Singles results
WimbledonW 1887, 1888, 1891, 1892, 1893

Lottie Dod was an English sportsperson at a time when few women played sports. She won the Wimbledon Ladies' Singles Championship five times, the first when she was only 15.

Dod competed in many other sports, including golf, field hockey, and archery. She also won the British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship, and played twice for the England women's national field hockey team, which she helped to found.[1]

She won a silver medal at the 1908 Summer Olympics in archery.[2]

Dod won the British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship. The Guinness Book of Records called her the most versatile female athlete of all time, together with track and field athlete and fellow golf player Babe Zaharias.[3]

Lottoe Dod playing with spectators. (exact date unknown)

References[change | change source]

  1. www.intute.ac.uk
  2. "Lottie Dod". Olympedia. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  3. Pearson, Jeffrey 1988. Lottie Dod – Champion of Champions – story of an athlete. Wirral: Countywise Limited. ISBN 0-907768-26-1