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What happened in sport on this day..

January 17



Australian sporting history on this day
At Geelong racecourse, three of the six races on the card reulted in dead heats.
Dick Powell set a new Australian record for the 110 yard breast stroke of 1 minute 22 seconds.
Archery Association of Australia formed at a Sydney meeting
Runner Betty Cuthbert equalled the world record for 440 yards running it in 55.6 seconds at the Sydney Sports Ground.
Swimmer John Konrads set a new world record for 220 yards freestyle by doing it in 2 minutes 2.2 seconds at the North Sydney Olympic Pool.
Anita Brickley won the first Open Iron Lady event at the North Bondi Surf Carnival.
Shelley-Taylor Smith swam from Sydney to Wollongong in 12 hours, 24 minutes and 7 seconds.