Sporting Highlights for 1928

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1928. It was the year of the Olympics and the Summer Games was held in Amsterdam, Netherlands and the Winter Games was held in St. Moritz, Switzerland. In the summer games, the United States easily came out on top winning a total of 56 medals which included 22 gold medals. Germany finished second with 10 gold and 31 total medals. Finland finished third with 8 gold and 25 total medals.

Norway, the traditional powerhouse of the winter games, finished on top with six gold and 15 total medals. The United States took six total medals to finish second. Sweden, who had the same number of gold and silver medals as the United States, were one bronze short, and finished in third place.

Nicolas Frantz from Luxembourg won the Tour de France event for the second straight year. His turned in a performance that was better than his previous year's outing, by taking five stages as opposed to three from the previous year.

Henri Cochet won the French Open and the US Open that year, two of his seven total grand slam titles. Jean Borotra and René Lacoste, two other Frenchmen, took the Australian Open and the Wimbledon titles respectively.

Helen Wills Moody, who won two slams the previous year, took three slams that year, only missing out on the Australian Open.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1928.

Date Results
Jan Tennis Australia Open won by Jean Borotra and Daphne Akhurst
Feb 11-19 Winter Olympic Games were held in St. Moritz, Switzerland
May Tennis French Open won by Henri Cochet and Helen Wills
May 17 - Aug 12 Summer Olympic Games were held in Amsterdam, Holland
June Golf US Open won by Johnny Farrell
July the Cycling Tour de France won by Nicolas Frantz
July Tennis Wimbledon won by Rene Lacoste and Helen Wills
July Golf British Open won by Walter Hagen
Aug Golf US PGA won by Leo Diegel
Sep Tennis US National Championship won by Henri Cochet and Helen Wills
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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