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What happened in sport on this day..

August 1


 

 

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Australian sporting history on this day
1945
Jockey Billy Briscoe rode 5 winners on the card at the old Albion Park racecourse in Brisbane
1951
Yvonne Goolagong-Cawley was born - won Wimbledon 1971
1959
Australian golfer Peter Senior was born in Singapore
1960
Racehorse Panatana won a race at Randwick race course starting at 250/1
1986
Robert de Castella won the Commonwealth Games marathon and fellow Australian Lisa Martin won the women's marathon to make it a golden double.
1988
Stephen Foster from Melbourne won the triathlon in Chicago.
2002
The Australia Men's Cycling Team smashed the 4000m pursuit record at the Commonwealth Games.
2003
Rugby union and rugby league footballer Bob McMaster, died aged 82. As Wallaby Bob McMaster, he was a professional wresting referee and hotelier near the Gold Coast after football.
2009
Swimmer Andrew Lauterstein set an Australian record time of 50.85 for the 100 metre Butterfly at a meet in Rome