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What happened in sport on this day..

February 2



Australian sporting history on this day
Frederick Lane, swimmer, was born - the first to represent Australia in swimming at an Olympic Games, won 2 gold medals 1900 Paris.
Melbourne Cup winner Windbag won his first race - the 5 furlong Nursery handicap at Canterbury beating Longdale and starting at 12/1. His main claim to fame came in 1925 when, in front of a crowd of 106,829 people he won the Melbourne Cup by half a length from the 7/4 favourite Manfred, carrying 9 stone 2 pound at 5/1 and ridden by Jim Munro.
James O Anderson won the Australian Men's Tennis Championship in the final played at Rushcutters Bay in Sydney.
Ribands became the first Australian harness racing horse to break two minutes for the flying mile at the Harold Park Raceway in Sydney.
Margaret Smith won the Australian Women's Tennis Singles Championship at Milton in Brisbane - at 17 the youngest ever.
Runner Ron Clarke set a new Australian 5,000 metre record of 13 minutes 45.8 seconds at Marks Field in Sydney.
Jockey Damien Oliver rode 5 winners on the card at the Kyneton racecourse
Australian cricket captain Mark Taylor announced his retirement.