On This Day - Aug 27 2015: Usain Bolt storms to World Championship sprint double in Beijing

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt 


John Lloyd (tennis) - twice a mixed doubles champion at Wimbledon with Australian Wendy Turnbull and a former Great Britain Davis Cup captain, born 1954.

Derek Warwick (motor racing) - former Formula One racing driver, born 1954.

Bernhard Langer (golf) - Germany's best-known golfer, who won the Masters in 1985 and 1993 and was Europe's Ryder Cup captain in 2004, born 1957.

Gerhard Berger (motor racing) - former Formula One driver, born 1959.

Mark Ealham (cricket) - former Kent, Nottinghamshire and England all-rounder, born 1969.

Peter Ebdon (snooker) - World Championship winner in 2002 and two-time Crucible runner-up, born 1970.

Denise Lewis (athletics) - Winner of the gold medal at the heptathlon at the Sydney Olympics, born 1972.

Dietmar Hamann (soccer) - former Germany, Newcastle, Liverpool and Manchester City midfielder, born 1973.

Carlos Moya (tennis) - former French Open champion who was briefly world number one in 1999, born 1976.

Mark Webber (motor racing) - Australian former Formula One driver for Red Bull, born 1976.

Deco (soccer) - former Porto, Barcelona, Chelsea and Portugal playmaker, born 1977.

David Bentley (soccer) - former England, Tottenham and Blackburn midfielder, born 1984.

Sulley Muntari (soccer) - Ghana midfielder, formerly with Portsmouth, Inter Milan and AC Milan, born 1984.

Nikica Jelavic (soccer) - former Everton, Rangers and Hull striker, now at Chinese club Guizhou Zhicheng, born 1985.


1908: Sir Donald Bradman was born. The Australian master batsman scored 28,067 runs in first-class cricket between 1927 and 1949. In 52 Test matches, he scored 6,996 runs at an average of 99.94 per innings. He died in February 2001.

1990: Graham Gooch scored 88 in England's second innings in the third and final Test against India at the Oval, taking his total in the six Tests that summer to 1,058 runs.

2004: Five days after breaking down in tears during the Olympic marathon, Paula Radcliffe pulled up eight and a half laps from the end of the 10,000 metres final in Athens.

2009: Holland winger Arjen Robben joined Bayern Munich from Real Madrid.

2010: Liverpool agreed to sell Argentinian midfielder Javier Mascherano to Barcelona.

2014: Arsenal booked their place in the group stages of the Champions League for the 17th consecutive season thanks to a 1-0 aggregate win over Besiktas.

2015: Usain Bolt stormed to the World Championship sprint double with victory in the 200m in Beijing after earlier winning the 100m.

2016: Hull ended a 74-year wait for a Wembley victory as they came from behind in dramatic fashion to beat favourites Warrington 12-10 in a classic Challenge Cup final.


1 What nationality is Norwich striker Teemu Pukki?

2 Who won the women's singles title at last year's US Open?

3 Which country scored the first goal in qualification for the 2022 World Cup? a) New Zealand b) Mongolia c) China

4 Which golfer won the Tour Championship?

5 In which American sport did the Music City Miracle take place when the Tennessee Titans came from behind to beat the Buffalo Bills?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Tuesday, August 27)

SOCCER: Ligue 1, Montpellier v Lyon - BT Sport/ESPN 1800; Carabao Cup second round, Newport v West Ham - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; Champions League play-off second leg, Krasnodar v Olympiakos - BT Sport 1 1945, Red Star Belgrade v Young Boys - BT Sport 2 1945.

CRICKET: Vitality Blast, Durham Jets v Birmingham Bears - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports The Ashes 1800.

BASEBALL: St Louis Cardinals v Milwaukee Brewers - BT Sport/ESPN 0030 (Weds).

CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1345.

Tomorrow (Wednesday, August 28)

SOCCER: Ligue 1, Lille v St Etienne - BT Sport/ESPN 1800, Nice v Marseille - BT Sport/ESPN 2000; Carabao Cup second round, Lincoln v Everton - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; Champions League play-off second leg, Club Brugge v LASK - BT Sport 1 1945, Ajax v APOEL Nicosia - BT Sport 2 1945.

CRICKET: Kia Super League - Sky Sports The Ashes 1825.

BASEBALL: MLB, Philadelphia Phillies v Pittsburgh Pirates - BT Sport 1 2300, New York Mets v Chicago Cubs - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Thurs).

CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1345.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 Finnish; 2 Naomi Osaka; 3 b; 4 Rory McIlroy; 5 American football.

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