Noel Turnbull

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Noel Turnbull
Max Woosnam and Noel Turnbull 1920.jpg
Noel Turnbull (right) and Max Woosnam at the 1920 Olympics
Personal information
Born 20 December 1890
Highgate, London, Great Britain
Died 17 December 1970 (aged 79)
Whitby, North Yorkshire, England
Sport
Sport Tennis

Oswald Graham Noel Turnbull (20 December 1890 – 17 December 1970) was an English tennis player. He is best known for his gold medal in the men's doubles event (with Maxwell Woosnam) at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics.[1]

Before World War I Turnbull worked at the family firm of ship-owners. During the war he served as a driver, and during the Battle of the Somme won the Military Cross. In 1919 he had his first major tennis tournament, the Davis Cup. In 1921 he played again in the Cup and won the singles at the Portuguese Championships, but then disappeared from tennis for four years to focus on golf. In 1926 he returned to the Davis Cup, and in 1928 again won the singles at the Portuguese Championships.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Noel Turnbull. sports-reference.com