Sporting Highlights for 1936

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1936. It was the year of the Olympics and the Summer Games was held in Berlin, Germany and the Winter Games was held in Bavaria, Germany. The host nation Germany finished the summer games on top with 88 total medals, and were relegated to second place in the winter games in which Norway finished on top.

The now defunct Women's Western Open was the only major women's golf event conducted that year. American Opal Hill successfully defended her title from previous year to secure her second and final major win.

Horton Smith and Denny Shute won the Masters Tournament and the PGA Championship respectively. It was the second major win for both the golfers. While it was the last major win for Smith, his first also coming from the same event, Shute defended his PGA Championship win the following year and finished his career with three major titles.

Fred Perry won the Wimbledon title for the third straight time and his seventh grand slam win. He also won the US Open later that year, which was his third win at the event also, for his eighth and final career grand slam title.

In women's tennis, Helena Jacobs, who had won four straight US Open titles until then, won the Wimbledon for her fifth career grand slam title.

See some videos from the world of sport in 1936.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1936.

Date Results
Jan Tennis Australia Open won by Adrian Quist and Joan Hartigan
Feb 6 - 16 Winter Olympic Games were held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
April Golf Masters won by Horton Smith (2nd win)
May Tennis French Open won by Gottfried von Cramm and Hilde Sperling
June Golf US Open won by Tony Manero
July the Cycling Tour de France won by Sylvère Maes
July Tennis Wimbledon won by Fred Perry and Helen Jacobs
July Golf British Open won by Alf Padgham
Aug Golf US PGA won by Denny Shute
Aug 1-16 Summer Olympic Games were held in Berlin, Germany
Sep Tennis US National Championship won by Fred Perry and Alice Marble
Oct The Baseball World Series won by New York Yankees

Please note that the dates for past events are not always known, and are sometimes just placed in the month that the current event is held. If no exact date is listed, then it is just an estimated month that it was held.

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