1962 in sports

1962 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Alpine skiing

American football

Artistic gymnastics

Association football

United Kingdom

Europe

Athletics

Australian rules football

Baseball

Basketball

Boxing

  • March 24Emile Griffith regained the World Welterweight Championship by knocking out Benny the "Kid" Paret in the 12th round. Paret died ten days later on April 3 as a result of severe head injuries sustained in the fight.
  • September 25 – Sonny Liston knocks out Floyd Patterson, two minutes and six seconds into the first round, to become World Heavyweight Champion.

Canadian football

Cycling

Golf

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Horse racing

Steeplechases

Flat races

Ice hockey

Motorsport

Rugby league

Rugby union

Swimming

  • February 20 – Australian swimming ace Kevin Berry takes over the world record in the men's 200m butterfly (long course) from USA's Carl Robie at a meet in Melbourne, clocking 2:12.5.
  • August 11 – Carl Robie regains the world record in the men's 200m butterfly (long course) and betters the world's best time twice in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, clocking 2:12.4 and, eventually, 2:10.8.
  • August 19 – US swimmer Sharon Finneran breaks the world record in the women's 200m butterfly (long course) during a meet in Chicago, Illinois – 2:31.2.
  • August 25 – Sharon Finneran breaks her own world record in the women's 200m butterfly (long course) during a meet in Los Altos, California – 2:30.7.
  • October 23 – Australia's Kevin Berry takes over the world record in the men's 200m butterfly (long course) once again, clocking 2:09.7 at a meet in Melbourne, Victoria.

Tennis

Australia

England

France

USA

Events

Davis Cup

Volleyball

Yacht racing

Multi-sport events

Awards

References

  1. ^ "Brazil vs. Czechoslovakia - Football Match Stats - June 17, 1962 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Burnley 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur". BBC Sport. 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  3. ^ Hunt, Terry. "Ipswich Town's greatest games: Blues win First Division title in 1962". Ipswich Star. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  4. ^ Zawadzki, Edward (2001). The Ultimate Canadian Sports Trivia Book. Dundurn. p. 68. ISBN 9781459721357.
  5. ^ Clarke, Penny (2006). Transport: From the First Wheels to Special Cars. Salariya Publishers. p. 30. ISBN 9781905087891.

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