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What happened in sport on this day..

August 28


 

 

year
Australian sporting history on this day
1920
Harold Parsons of Victoria set a new 24 hour motor cycle riding record of 1114 miles.
1943
North Sydney won the NSWRFL Grand Final against St George 25-19.
1948
Kelvin Bourke, champion jumps jockey, born Koroit in Victoria
1951
Jockey Jack Thompson rode 5 winners on the card at the Gosford racecourse
1957
Ashley Cooper and Neale Fraser (later Davis Cup coach) won the US Men's Doubles final.
1986
Simon Mannering, rugby league player, (New Zealand Warriors) born Hawkes Bay, NZ
2003
20 year old Jana Pittman wins the 400m gold medal at the world athletics championships in Paris, the youngest-ever winner of the event.
2004
Chantell Newbery becomes Australia's first diving gold medalist in 80 years, at the Athens Olympic Games.
2010
Racehorse Jedi Starfighter won a race at Doomben race course in Brisbane starting at 200/1