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On this Day, September 3 1972: Mary Peters pipped West Germany's Heidi Rosendahl to the gold medal in the pentathlon at the Munich Olympics

Mary Peters won gold at the Munich Olympics in September 1972  

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1935: Malcolm Campbell became the first man to travel at 300 miles per hour on land when he powered his Bluebird to a new world record of 301.13mph at Bonneville Flats, Utah.

1950: Giuseppe 'Nino' Farina won the Italian Grand Prix at Monza in an Alfa Romeo to capture the world title and become the first winner of the newly instituted drivers' championship.

1972: Mary Peters pipped West Germany's Heidi Rosendahl to the gold medal in the pentathlon at the Munich Olympics. The result was confirmed only in the final event, the 200 metres, which Peters ran in 24.08 seconds - had she been 0.1secs slower she would have missed out.

1999: Former England boss Bobby Robson was unveiled as the new manager of Newcastle at the age of 66.

2003: Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Bosnich had his appeal against a nine-month ban for improper conduct and breach of doping regulations rejected.

2004: England's World Cup-winning coach Clive Woodward announced he would be leaving rugby after the 2005 summer Lions tour to New Zealand.

2006: Andre Agassi retired from tennis after being knocked out of the US Open by Benjamin Becker.

2009: Fifa banned Chelsea from registering any new players in the next two registration periods after finding them guilty of inducing French teenager Gael Kakuta to breach his contract with Lens. Chelsea announced they would appeal, a process which proved successful and saw the ban lifted.

2017: Galway beat Waterford on a scoreline of 0-26 to 2-17 to win their first All-Ireland SHC title in 29 years.

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Brian Lochore (rugby union) - former New Zealand flanker who captained his country 18 times, born 1940.

Jose Pekerman (soccer) - former Argentina coach, now in charge of Colombia, born 1949.

Robert Karlsson (golf) - Swedish player who has won 11 European Tour titles, born 1969.

Gareth Southgate (soccer) - England manager, born 1970.

Olof Mellberg (soccer) - former Aston Villa and Sweden defender, born 1977.

Scott Carson (soccer) - Derby and former England goalkeeper, born 1985.

Dawid Malan (cricket) - Middlesex and England batsman, born 1987.

Jerome Boateng (soccer) - Bayern Munich and Germany's World Cup winning centre-back, born 1988.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1. Who is the head coach of Croatia's national football team?

2. What is the club of serial All-Ireland winning Dublin manager Jim Gavin?

3. In what year did Stan Wawrinka win his first grand slam title?

4. Bradley Wiggins won his first Olympic gold medal in 2004 in which discipline?

5. Who are baseball's reigning World Series champions?
See answers below

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Monday, September 3)

CRICKET: Fourth Test, England v India day five - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1030.

GOLF: PGA Tour, The Dell Technologies Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1630.

CYCLING: Tour of Britain, stage two - ITV4 1045 & Eurosport 1 1330.

BASEBALL: MLB, Atlanta Braves v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport/ESPN 1800, Oakland Athletics v New York Yankees - BT Sport/ESPN 2100.

Tomorrow (Tuesday, September 4)

CYCLING: Tour of Britain, stage three - ITV4 1115 & Eurosport 2 1330; Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1400.

BASEBALL: MLB, Texas Rangers v Los Angeles Angels - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Weds).

 

QUIZ ANSWERS

1. Zlatko Dalic; 2. Round Towers, Clondalkin; 3. 2014; 4. Individual pursuit; 5. Houston Astros

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