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What happened in sport on this day..

August 13


 

 

year
Australian sporting history on this day
1894
Champion steeplechase jockey Tommy Corrigan died in Melbourne after a race fall.
1965
Linda McGill became the first Australian to swim the English Channel in 11 hours and 12 minutes.
1977
Michael Klim, swimmer, was born.
1983
Australia won the Commonwealth Women's Amateur Golf title in Edmonton in Canada - team was Lindy Goggin, Corinne Dibnah, Edwina Kennedy and Louise Briers.
2004
Colin Beashel, the first Australian to compete in six summer Olympic Games, carries the flag for Australia at the opening ceremony of the Athens Olympic Games.
2005
Athlete Craig Mottram won the 5000m event at the World Athletics Championships
2008
Swimmer Eamon Sullivan set an Australian record time of 47.05 for the 100 metre freestyle at a meet in Beijing