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What happened in sport on this day..

April 5


 

 

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Australian sporting history on this day
1915
The Stawell Gift was won by E. Fleming of Elphinstone, Victoria, in 11 2/5 seconds.
1920
The Stawell Gift was won by A.G. Cashmore of Balliang, Victoria, in 12 2/5 seconds.
1926
The Stawell Gift was won by W.G. Allen of Coburg, Victoria, in 12 4/16 seconds.
1932
Champion racehorse Phar Lap dies in the USA at Menlo Park in California.
1959
Murray Rose won the 220 yards, 440 yards and 1500 yards freestyle at the USA National Swimming Championships.
1973
Essendon goal kicking great John Coleman died of a heart attack at age 44.
1981
The most goals ever recorded in a VFA match when Waverley 52.31.343 defeated Sunshine 8.5.53
1983
Decathlete Peter Hadfield won his 7th Australian decathlon championship.
1992
Ironman Trevor Hendy won a record fifth Ironman title at the Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships at North Collaroy beach in Sydney.
1998
Michelle Martin won her 6th British Open squash title.
1999
The Stawell Gift was won by Rodney Matthews of Buninyong, Victoria, in 11.91 seconds.
2007
On the par-3 fourth hole at Bidwell Municipal Course in Chico, California, Elsie McLean hit a hole in one. What made it great was that she was 102 at the time.
2010
The Stawell Gift was won by Tom Burbidge of Canberra, ACT, in 12.00 seconds.
2014
Swimmer Mitchell Larkin set an Australian record time of 1.55.26 for the 200 metre backstroke at a meet in Brisbane
2014
Swimmer Christian Sprenger set an Australian record time of 26.74 for the 50 metre breaststroke at a meet in Brisbane