George Caridia

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George Aristides Caridia
Born (1869-02-20)20 February 1869
Calcutta, India
Died 21 April 1937(1937-04-21) (aged 68)
London, England
Nationality United Kingdom
Occupation Stockbroker
Known for Olympic Silver Medalist - Tennis
Olympic medal record
Men's Tennis
Silver 1908 London Indoor singles
Silver 1908 London Indoor doubles

George Aristides Caridia (20 February 1869 – 21 April 1937) was a male tennis player from Great Britain and a two-time Olympic silver medalist. At the 1908 London Olympics he won those medals in the men's singles and doubles (with George Simond) event (both were contested indoor). In both finals he lost to fellow British player Arthur Gore.[1]

Caridia was reportedly best on covered courts which suited his strong half-volley, and won the covered Welsh Championship nine times between 1899 and 1909, playing at Craigside for 20 consecutive years.

Caridia later became a member of the committee of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Association. He died in 1937 and was buried at West Norwood Cemetery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "George Caridia Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 

External links[edit]

  • profile
  • Obituary The Times 22 April 1937