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WINNERS OF EQUESTRIANISM

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

1966 Carlos Moratorio (Arg) 1970 Mary Gordon Watson (UK) 1974 Bruce Davidson (US) 1978 Bruce Davidson (US) 1982 Lucinda Green (UK) 1986 Virginia Leng (UK) 1990 Blyth Tait (NZ)

50-METRE SWIMMING POOLS

IN ENGLAND AND WALES

National Sports Centre Crystal Palace

Gurnell Pool Ealing, London

Ponds Forge Sheffield

Swim Stockport Stockport

Wales Empire Pool Cardiff

Afan Lido Port Talbot

CRICKET UMPIRES WITH MOST SEASONS ON FIRST-CLASS LIST

31 T W Spencer 1950-1980 28 F Chester 1922-1955 28 P B Wight 1966-1993 27 J Moss 1899-1929 26 W A J West 1896-1925 25 H G Baldwin 1932-1962 25 D J Constant 1969-1993 25 A Jepson 1960-1984 25 J G Langridge 1956-1980

ANNIVERSARIES

Today First greyhound meeting with a mechanical hare took place at Belle Vue, Manchester (1926).

Monday Birth of American footballer Walter Payton (1954); W G Grace scored 69 not out for Eltham against Grove Park in his last cricket match, at the age of 66 (1914).

Tuesday Stephen Roche became the first Irishman to win the Tour de France (1987).

Wednesday Births of ice skater Christopher Dean (1958); and of former Australian cricket captain Allan Border (1955); Steve Cram recorded a time of 3min 46.32sec to break the world mile record, in Oslo (1985).

Thursday Birth of cricketer Sir Garfield Sobers (1936); Laura Davies became the first British winner of the US Women's Open golf championship (1987).

Friday High jumper Javier Sotomayor became the first man to clear eight feet; first Olympic Games since 1936 opened in London (1948).

Saturday Birth of decathlete Daley Thompson (1958); England won the World Cup at Wembley (1966).

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