Sporting Highlights for 1910

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1910.

In this year, Arthur Knight patented the steel shaft golf club.

In tennis, Tony Wilding was considered to be the first heart-throb of Wimbledon. Prior to the First World War, he helped Australasia rule the Davis Cup. However he was killed in action.

In the Rugby union, the first match of the French team in the Five Nations Championship happened.

On July 4, 1910, the “great white hope” named James Jeffries was knocked out by Jack Johnson in round 15. This is the boxing’s first fight of the century.

The door opened for women swimmers as the International Swimming Federation accepted events for women in their competition. Forty-two women from nine different countries participated in that major event.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1910.

Date Results
Jan Tennis Australia Open won by Rodney Heath.
June Golf US Open won by Alex Smith.
July the Cycling Tour de France won by Octave Lapize.
July Tennis Wimbledon won by Tony Wilding and Dorothea Chambers.
July Golf British Open won by James Braid.
Sep Tennis US National Championship won by Bill Larned and Hazel Hotchkiss.
Oct The Baseball World Series won by Philadelphia Athletics.

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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