Eleanor Goss

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEleanor•Goss (-Lanning)
Used nameEleanor•Goss
Born18 November 1895 in New York, New York (USA)
DiedNovember 1982 in Salisbury, Connecticut (USA)
NOC United States


Eleanor Goss was an American tennis player primarily known for her doubles skill. Goss won the US Championship in doubles four times, 1918-20 and 1926, winning in 1918-20 alongside Marion Jessup. She also lost twice in the doubles final, in 1923-24. Goss reached the US singles final in 1918, but was soundly beaten by Molla Bjurstedt, 6-3, 6-4. She also made the semi-finals in singles four times, in 1920 and 1923-25. At Wimbledon Goss was a singles quarter-finalist in 1923, and a doubles semi-finalist in 1924, with Jessup. Goss was ranked #2 in the US in 1919 and #3 in 1923 and 1925, and was in the US top 10 every year from 1918-29 save for 1922 and 1928. She was ranked #6 in the world for three consecutive years, 1923-25. Goss played on three winning Wightman Cup teams – 1923, 1926, and 1927.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Tennis USA Eleanor Goss
Singles, Women (Olympic) =9
Doubles, Women (Olympic) Marion Jessup 11


Date of birth previously shown as 26 July 1896.