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I love Mary
Aug 18th, 2004, 08:19 AM
Who won the gold, silver and bronze medals in the past Olympic games?
Everybody know Graf, Capriati and Davenport in 1988, 1992 and 1996, but what about the other medals?
And the double?
Can you tell me something about men?
Thanks.

slice
Aug 18th, 2004, 08:20 AM
i know 2004 will look like this :

gold: myskina
silver: molik
bronze: venus

;) :p

HectorMagnus
Aug 18th, 2004, 08:22 AM
Who won the gold, silver and bronze medals in the past Olympic games?
Everybody know Graf, Capriati and Davenport in 1988, 1992 and 1996, but what about the other medals?
And the double?
Can you tell me something about men?
Thanks.

http://www.itftennis.com/olympics/drawsheets/

on your right side in "draws" are past results from OG tennis events

1992 and sweet young Cappy :drool: :drool: :drool: :lick: OMG :sad:

I love Mary
Aug 18th, 2004, 08:31 AM
It's good, but no info about the bronze medal.

HectorMagnus
Aug 18th, 2004, 08:35 AM
It's good, but no info about the bronze medal.

on right side above in "history" there are

I love Mary
Aug 18th, 2004, 08:41 AM
Thanks a lot! ;)

LucasArg
Aug 18th, 2004, 08:41 AM
Sydney 00

Gold Venus Williams
Silver Dementieva
Bronze Seles

Atlanta 96

Gold Davenport
Silver ASV
Bronze Novotna

Barcelona 92

Gold Capriati
Silver Graf
Bronze Mary Joe Fernandez/ASV

Seoul 88

Gold Graf
Silver Sabatini
Bronze Garrison/Manuela Maleeva

LA 84

Gold Graf
Silver Goles
Bronze Reggi/Tanvier

Brian Stewart
Aug 18th, 2004, 10:26 AM
There is also a thread dedicated to the Olympics in our Grand Slam Results sub-forum in the "Blast From the Past" forum. You may have to do a "show threads from past XX days" search to dig it up. Not only will you find the medalists, but we have most of the complete draws.

I love Mary
Aug 18th, 2004, 10:49 AM
Thakns!
I'm coming! :) :)

Rollo
Aug 18th, 2004, 11:15 AM
Here's the link to the thread Brian mentioned: http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=46359


The 1924 Olympics was in Paris: You'll see some things haven't changed about French crowds!

Helen Wills wins the gold before a French audience of 8,000 that cheers her every error and greets her winners with stony silence.

The final was typical of the circus the 24 Oympics was, as Didi Vlasto was denied entrance to the finals she was due to play in! After arguing with a guard for 10 minutes outside a stadium where the crowd was stomping it's feet in impatience she simply ran past him. Boos showered the two finalists as they entered the court some 20 minutes late. As small group of Californians amuses Helen and puzzles the crowd with a loud chant of her college song, "Oski-Oski-Wow-Wow!". It's the only support Wills has.

It doesn't matter as she exposes Didi Vlasto's weak backhand for an easy win. The match is not exciting as Wills loops high topspin shots to Vlasto's backhand until she gets a putaway shot or Didi drove out or into the net. Helen comes to the net only twice the whole match. Both times Vlasto passed her clean.

In the end Wills coolness during the match won over the French, who gave her an ovation following the short affair.

It was a better reaction than the finals of the doubles-where she was booed over a line call that went her way. Through it all she lived up to her reputation for showing no emotion .

Wills and McKane were solid favorites after the withdrawal of Suzanne Lenglen, still ill after Wimbledon. Lenglen watched Wills' matches with great interest.In the semis Kitty seeemed set to win in set two before suffering a complete collapse after the crowd influenced line close line calls by yelling and screaming at linespeople. After having a match point she doesn't get another game.

Covell/Mckane had a set point at 5-2 in the last set of the doubles but couldn't convert.

Competitors were highly displeased with facilities. At one point the US team threatened to withdraw unless "civilized facilities" were provided. The list of demands included water, towels, and a place to rest, none of which had been provided. The French put up a tin shack for changing rooms and began to provide bottled water and towels. Even the courts came in for a blasting as when the players arrived they were only piles of sand. Though laid just in time, the courts kicked up a dust bowl at the slightest wind.

To top if off the main stadium was next door. As one player recalled, "there was no knowing when a pistol would suddenly go off or a national anthem blare forth, or some announcements bellowed or rebellowed in some language. Vendors sold ice cream and bananas "at the top of their lungs" during points, and for many matches only the umpire showed, leading to the recruitment of lines people from spectators!

All in all the event had so many problems that it contributed towards making this the last medal Olympics gamesfor tennis until 1988.