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Sporting Highlights for 1881

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1881.

This was the first year that the men's US National Tennis Championships was held, the precursor to the US Open. Also this year, the international governing body of gymnastics, FIG, is founded in Paris.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1881.

Date Results
July Tennis Wimbledon won by Willie Renshaw
July Golf The Open Championship won by Bob Ferguson
Sep Tennis US National Championship won by Richard Sears

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.

If you have a correction or know of events that should be included here, please let me know.

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