Saturday, August 1, 2020

 

On this day

 

 

In 1909 in Tour de France, François Faber of Luxembourg became the first foreigner to win the cycling classic

 

In 1996, French sprinter Marie-José Pérec won the 200m final at the Atlanta Olympics to become only the 2nd athlete to win the 200-400m Olympic double (Valerie Brisco-Hooks 1984)

 

In 1996, American athlete Michael Johnson won the 200m at the Atlanta Olympics in a world record 19.32 seconds to become the first man to complete the 200m-400m double

 

 

Andy Blignaut

 

Arnoldus Mauritius Blignaut who was born on the 1st of August in 1978 is a former Zimbabwean cricketer, who played all formats of the game. He was a right-arm fast-medium bowler, also known as a hard-hitting batsman in ODIs, where he frequently scored a fast rate. He more often played ODIs, where many runs in a short time are desired, than Tests.

He played 64 ODI’s scoring 626 runs and took 50 wickets. He is the only bowler to take a Test hat-trick for Zimbabwe.


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