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The game of racquets, sometimes called rackets, is similar to today’s squash. However, there are a few differences, including the equipment. The game had its origins in 18th-century Britain, where inmates in debtor prisons kept themselves entertained. In the 1908 Games in London, there were only participants from Great Britain. The singles final was never contested, as one of the competitors had to withdraw due to a previous hand injury. John Jacob Astor V, part of the prominent Astor family, won a gold medal in doubles with his partner Vane Pennell, and a bronze medal in singles. (iStock) More From 24/7 Wall Street
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