Vane Pennell

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Olympic medalist
Pennell in 1908
Medal record
Men's Rackets
Gold medal – first place 1908 London Men's doubles

Vane Hungerford Pennell (August 16, 1876 – June 17, 1938) was an English rackets and real tennis player who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics for Great Britain.


Vane Pennell was educated at Eton, Charterhouse and Trinity College, Cambridge.[1] He won the amateur tennis championship, 1904, and the gold prize at Lords, 1907. In the 1908 Olympics he won the gold medal in the men's doubles competition together with John Jacob Astor. In the men's singles event he lost his first match.

He also competed in the Olympic jeu de paume tournament but was eliminated in the quarter-finals.


  1. ^ "Pennell, Vane (PNL894VH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 

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