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What happened in sport on this day..

July 28


 

 

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Australian sporting history on this day
1928
Edith Robinson became the first woman to represent Australia at the Olympics. She ran unplaced in the final of the 100 metres.
1928
The 9th Olympic Games were officially opened in Amsterdam
1930
The first Australian National Skiing Championships were held at Mt Kosciusko.
1943
John Letts, Melbourne Cup winning jockey / commentator. born Adelaide
1977
Ian Botham made his Test cricket debut against Australia taking 5 / 74
1979
Fitzroy made the highest ever winning margin in the VFL when they kicked 36.22.238 against the hapless Melbourne to win by 190 points.
1984
The 23rd Olympics were officially opened in Los Angeles
2008
Jockey Robert Thompson set an Australian record for winners ridden when he was successful on Promised at a meeting in Port Macquarie racecourse. It was win number 3323. The previous record was held by Jack Thompson.