Marion Jessup

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameMarion Hall•Jessup (Zinderstein-, -MacLure)
Used nameMarion•Jessup
Born6 May 1896 in Allentown, Pennsylvania (USA)
Died14 August 1980 in Litchfield County, Connecticut (USA)
Measurements163 cm
NOC United States

Biography

After being eliminated in the first round of the ladies’doubles and the quarter-finals of the singles, Marion Jessup reached the finals of the 1924 Olympic mixed doubles with Vinnie Richards as her partner. They lost the final to another U.S. pair, Hazel Wightman and Dick Williams, 2 and 3. Jessup reached the finals of the U.S. singles in 1919 and 1920 and won the ladies’ doubles in 1918, 1919, and 1920 (as Miss Zinderstein) and again in 1922 (as Mrs. Jessup). She also won the mixed doubles in 1919 with her future Olympic partner, Vinnie Richards. As Miss Zinderstein she was US clay-court champion in 1920. Marion Jessup was coached by Hazel Wightman and together they won four national indoor doubles championships between 1919 and 1927. More than two decades later they teamed up again and won the national veterans’ doubles in 1948.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Tennis USA Marion Jessup
Singles, Women (Olympic) =5
Doubles, Mixed (Olympic) Vinnie Richards 2 Silver
Doubles, Women (Olympic) Eleanor Goss 11

Errata

Previously DOB given as 22 May 1896 and DOD as March 1979, but those belong to one Marion Emily Jessup, who was born in Sutherland, Iowa.