ATHLETICS WORLD RECORDS SET AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Database

USA 4 x 100m (Helsinki, 1983)

37.79

Jarmila Kratochvilova (Cze), women's 400m (Helsinki, 1983)

47.99

Stefka Kostadinova (Bul) women's high jump (Rome, 1987)

2.09m

Mike Powell (USA) long jump (Tokyo, 1991)

8.95m

Colin Jackson (GB), 110m hurdles (Stuttgart, 1993)

12.91

USA 4 x 100 m (Stuttgart, 1993)

37.40

USA 4 x 400 m (Stuttgart, 1993)

2:54.29

Sally Gunnell (GB) women's 400m hurdles (Stuttgart, 1993

52.74

Anna Biryukova (Rus) women's triple jump (Stuttgart, 1993)

15.09m

ANNIVERSARIES

Today England won the World Cup in 1966. Birth of the decathlete Daley Thompson in 1958. Graham Gooch made 123 runs to total a record 456 in Test cricket, against India at Lord's in 1990.

Monday Birth of GO "Gubby" Allen, former England cricket captain, in 1902. Birth of Evonne Goolagong (later Cawley) Australian tennis player in 1951.

Tuesday The Doggett's Coat and Badge, for Thames scullers, oldest surviving sporting contest, was first held in 1716.

Wednesday Birth of Sammy McIlroy of Manchester United in 1954. Mike Tyson beat the IBF champion Tony Tucker to become the first universal world heavyweight champion since 1978.

Thursday Birth of Argentine footballer Ossie Ardiles in 1953.

Friday Juan Manual Fangio won the German Grand prix in 1957, to clinch his fifth and final world title. Women played cricket at Lord's for the first time in 1976.

Saturday Birth of the goalkeeper Ray Clemence in 1948. Manchester United became the first senior team in British football to win a competitive match by a penalty shoot-out in 1970 - against Hull City, in the Watney Cup semi-final. They won 4-3.

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