Thursday, August 27, 2020

 On this day

In 1922, Paavo Nurmi ran world record 3000m (8:28.6)

In 1960, Anita Lonsbrough swam world/olympic record 200m (2:49.5)

In 1975, Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) completed tandem bicycle ride, a record 18,020 miles around the world

In 2004, Timothy Mack vaulted an Olympic record 5.95m to win the pole vault gold medal from fellow American Toby Stevenson (5.90m) at the Athens Olympics

In 2019, Race car driver Jessi Combs died while setting new fastest women's land speed record of 522.783 mph at Alvord Desert, Oregon (posthumously awarded 2020

Donald Bradman

Sir Donald Bradman, Australian cricket batsman and captain (52 Tests; 6,996 runs @ 99.94 average; Highest 334; 29 x 100s), born in Cootamundra, Australia

He was born on 27th of August 1908 – 25 February 2001, nicknamed "The Don", was an Australian international cricketer, widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time. Bradman's career Test batting average of 99.94 has been cited as the greatest achievement by any sportsman in any major sport.

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