Racquets

Facts

Discipline of Racquets
Participants 7
NOCs 1
Competitions held 2 (Venues)
Distinct events 2

Description

Racquets (or Rackets, in British English), has been contested as an Olympic sport only in 1908, when a men’s singles and doubles event was held in London. While its offshoot squash has become a popular sport worldwide, racquets remains obscure. It is mainly contested in the United States and Great Britain, and lacks an international governing body.

All-time medal table

Olympic Games

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Great Britain GBR 2 2 3 7

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
John Jacob Astor GBR 1 0 1 2
Evan Noel GBR 1 0 1 2
Vane Pennell GBR 1 0 0 1
Henry Leaf GBR 0 1 1 2
Cecil Browning GBR 0 1 0 1
Edmond Bury GBR 0 1 0 1
Henry Brougham GBR 0 0 1 1

Event types

Name Gender Still contested? Times held?
Singles Men 1
Doubles Men 1