Wednesday, October 21, 2020

 


On this day



In 1964, Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia ran a world record 2:12:11.2 to beat Briton Basil Heatley by more than 4 minutes to win the men's marathon at the Tokyo Olympics being the first athlete to win Olympic marathon twice


In 1986, Andy Flower made his 1st-class cricket debut; ZCU Presidents XI v Young WI


In 1993, Gary Kasparov defeated Nigel Short for chess championship



Geoffrey Boycott

Geoffrey Boycott, OBE who was born on the 21st of October in 1940, is a retired Test cricketer. He played cricket for Yorkshire and England. He had a prolific and sometimes controversial playing career from 1962 to 1986. He established himself as one of England's most successful opening batsmen.

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