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9/7/201626-year-old Greek athlete Katerina Stefanidi wins the gold medal in the pole vault event at the European Track and Field Championship in Amsterdam by successfully completing a 4.81 meter jump and setting a new championship record, breaking Yelena Isinbayeva’s 4.80.
9/7/2014Sports journalist Nikitas Gavalas dies of cancer at the age of 68 years. He worked in various media, such as “Fos ton Spor”, Vradini, Kathimerini, Eleftherotypia, Mesimvrini, “24 Ores”, Athinaiki, as well as the New York “Ethnikos Kyrikas”. He was the presenter of various sports shows in ERT and ERA, the chief editor of the sports division of MEGA Channel and owner of the magazines, along with his brother, “Athlitiki Ellada” and “Tennis Club”. In 2001 he won the “Journalism Award” by Botsis Foundation.
9/7/2006Italy becomes the World Champion by defeating France with 5-3 in the penalty shoot-out (reg. 1-1) of the final match of the 18th World Cup held at the Berlin’s Olympia Stadion. This was the farewell game of Zinedine Zidane, who, at extra time, was shown the red card when he thrust his forehead into the chest of Marco Materazzi
9/7/2000Alexandros Papadimitriou becomes the first Greek hammer thrower to break the 80m barrier (80.45m) at OAKA Stadium
9/7/2000Pete Sampras wins his 7th Wimbledon title in 8 years by defeating Pat Rafter 3-1. With this victory, Sampras completes 13 Grand Slam titles overcoming Roy Emerson (12)
9/7/1999Nikos Kaklamanakis wins the silver medal at the World Mistral Championship in Belgium
9/7/1989For the first time in 16 years, Wimbledon finals for men and women take place on the same day. Boris Becker beats Stefan Edberg 6-0, 7-6, 6-4 and Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova 6-2, 6-7, 6-1
9/7/1984A basketball crowd of 67.596 (US record) watch the USA Olympic team defeat a team of NBA stars (97 - 82) in Hoosier Dome, Indianapolis. The all-time record was set in 1951 when 71.000 people gathered to watch the Harlem Globetrotters in West Berlin
9/7/1977The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club opens celebrating the 100 years of Wimbledon tournament
9/7/1969Giorgos Sideris opens the score for Olympiacos at the Karaiskakis Stadion and Mimis Domazos equalizes. The match is driven to extra time, but nothing changes, thus referee Christos Mihas tosses a coin, as no penalties procedure is foreseen. Panathinaikos are the “lucky” ones and are announced Cup Winners. This cup final will remain in history as the “final of the dime”
9/7/1968First baseball game indoors. National League - American League 1-0 at the Huston Astrodome
9/7/1966Grass carpet in Huston Astrodome
9/7/1966Jack Nicklaus wins his first British Open and becomes the 4th golfer to win the Grand Slam
9/7/1954Golfer Peter Thompson wins the first of his five British Open titles
9/7/1922Johnny Weissmuller becomes the first to swim the 100m free style in less than 1 minute (58.6)
9/7/1867Legendary football club Queen Park's is founded in Glasgow. They will remain undefeated for 9 years, providing many players for the national team

 

             
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