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Jean Washer

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJean Marie Octave Constant•Washer
Used nameJean•Washer
Born22 August 1894 in Berchem (BEL)
Died23 March 1972 in Genève (Geneva) (SUI)
AffiliationsRoyal Léopold Club, Bruxelles (BEL)
NOC Belgium

Biography

Jean Washer played all three tennis events at the 1920 and 1924 Olympics. Washer never managed a major international title but he was runner-up at the World Hard Court Championships in 1921 and 1923. He reached the semi-finals at Roland Garros in 1925 and the quarter-finals in 1926, also reaching the quarter-finals of Wimbledon in 1924. In 1923 he won the All-England Plate at Wimbledon, the consolation tournament for first and second round losers. Washer played eight ties in Davis Cup for Belgium between 1921-27, winning 14 of 24 matches. He was world ranked #9 in 1923.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Tennis BEL Jean Washer
Singles, Men (Olympic) =9
Doubles, Mixed (Olympic) Anne de Borman =8
Doubles, Men (Olympic) Albert Lammens =9
1924 Summer Olympics Tennis BEL Jean Washer
Singles, Men (Olympic) =9
Doubles, Mixed (Olympic) Marthe Dupont =15
Doubles, Men (Olympic) Victor de Laveleye =16