Friday, July 31, 2020

 

On this day

 

 

1976 : East German runner Waldemar Cierpinski beat American Frank Shorter by 50 seconds to win the Olympic Games marathon in 2:09:55 in Montreal

 

1992 : Three world record swims on final night session at the Barcelona Olympics; Australian Kieren Perkins 1,500m (14:43.4); Tamás Darnyi of Hungary 200m backstroke (1:59.36); China's Yang Wenyi women's 50m freestyle (24.79)

 

2012 : Michael Phelps became the greatest medal winner in Olympic history as part of the winning American 4 x 200m freestyle relay team in London; Phelps' 19th career Olympic medal and 15th overall gold

 

 

 

Blessing Mahwire

 

Blessing Mahwire was born on the 31st of July 1982. He was the first player in Zimbabwe from the Masvingo. During his school cricket he was a batsman who could bowl. Later he attended the CFX Academy and he turned it around and became a fast bowler who could bat lower down the order. He made his Test debut against Pakistan in 2002 at Harare, though he did not impress in the first few outings he was recalled. Despite many opportunities he could not impress. After mediocre outings against New Zealand and India he was dropped.

He played 10 tests and 23 ODIs for the Zimbabwe National Cricket team.

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