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BADMINTON'S CHAMPION WOMEN

April 22, 1957
April 22, 1957

Table of Contents
April 22, 1957

Coming Events
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Events & Discoveries
Hope Of St. Louis
A Wilderness Explodes
Horse Racing
Tennis
  • By William F. Talbert

    Yesterday's champions again de-mothed their gear to test Pancho Gonzales in an event which now resembles A CLASS REUNION

Boating
Football
Golf
Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

BADMINTON'S CHAMPION WOMEN

No sport exceeds badminton in the number, skill and evangelical fervor of its lady participants. This year badminton's governing males put up for international competition a cup donated by England's Betty Uber who, her admirers claim, is to badminton what Helen Wills Moody was to tennis. Ten national teams representing Hong Kong, Malaya, India, Canada, the U.S., Ireland, Scotland, England, Sweden and Denmark responded to the challenge. After continental zone eliminations patterned on Davis Cup competition were completed, the U.S. team met and defeated the Danish girls in the finals held at Lytham St. Anne's, England, to capture the Uber Cup and become the first Ladies' World Badminton Champions. The victors are (left to right) Bea Massman, a physical education teacher from Buffalo, N.Y.; Margaret Varner, the gifted athlete from El Paso (SI, March 26, 1956); Susan Devlin of Owings Mills, Md.; Mrs. Connie Davidson, team manager, and Lois Alston, both of California; Judy Devlin, world singles champion and one of the brightest stars the game has seen; and Ethel Marshall of Eggertsville, N.Y.

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