Tuesday, October 13, 2020

 


On this day



In 1987, West Indies scored a mammonth 360 for 4 wickets in 50 overs in Cricket World Cup v Sri Lanka


In 2002, Michael Schumacher won season ending Japanese F1 Grand Prix for his record 11th victory of the year & 3rd straight World Drivers Championship; title margin: 67 points from Ferrari teammate Rubens Barrichello


In 2019, Kenya's Brigid Kosgei set new world record of 2:14.04 for the women's marathon in Chicago, beating Paula Radcliffe's 16-year-old mark


Ian Thorpe

Ian James Thorpe, AM who was born on 13 October in the year 1982 is an Australian retired swimmer who specialised in freestyle, also competing in backstroke and the individual medley. He has won five Olympic gold medals which is the most won by any Australian. He has three gold and two silver medals. He was the most successful athlete at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

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