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2011

Usain Bolt wins 200m in Athletics World Championships

The men’s 200 meters at the 2011 World Championship in Athletics took place at the Daegu Stadium in South Korea. Following his false start in the 100 meters, cautious Usain Bolt had the slowest reaction time to the gun, but he easily took the lead and finished before Walter Dix and Christophe Lemaitre with the time of 19,40 seconds.

2006

Andre Agassi retires

After suffering from sciatica caused by two bulging discs in his back, a spondylolisthesis and a bone spur that interfered with the nerve, Agassi retired from professional tennis after losing in the third round of the 2006 US Open to Benjamin Becker.

1989

The Maracanazo of the Chilean team

An incident known as The Maracanazo of the Chilean team occurred during their football match against Brazil. Chilean goalkeeper Roberto Rojas pretended an injury caused by a flare thrown onto the field. After the truth was revealed, the Chilean team was banned from the 1994 World Cup qualifying and it meant the end of Rojas’s career.

1974

NBA guard Oscar Robertson retires, leaves NBA with 26,710 points

After he retired as an active player, Robertson stayed involved in efforts to improve living conditions in his native Indianapolis, especially concerning fellow African-Americans. In addition, he worked as a color commentator with Brent Musburger on games televised by CBS during the 1974–75 NBA season.

1950

"Nino" Farina becomes the first F1 champion

The championship consisted of six Grand Prix races, each held in Europe and open to Formula One cars, plus the Indianapolis 500, which was run to AAA National Championship regulations. Giuseppe Farina won the championship from Juan Manuel Fangio and Luigi Fagioli.

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