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What happened in sport on this day..

January 17


 

 

year
Australian sporting history on this day
1900
At Geelong racecourse, three of the six races on the card reulted in dead heats.
1945
Dick Powell set a new Australian record for the 110 yard breast stroke of 1 minute 22 seconds.
1948
Archery Association of Australia formed at a Sydney meeting
1959
Runner Betty Cuthbert equalled the world record for 440 yards running it in 55.6 seconds at the Sydney Sports Ground.
1959
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.
1981
Anita Brickley won the first Open Iron Lady event at the North Bondi Surf Carnival.
1995
Shelley-Taylor Smith swam from Sydney to Wollongong in 12 hours, 24 minutes and 7 seconds.