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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.


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.


Snowboarder and skateboarder Shaun White is born

Shaun Roger White is an American professional snowboarder, skateboarder and musician. He is a three-time Olympic gold medalist. He holds the record for the most X-Games gold medals and most Olympic gold medals by a snowboarder and has won 10 ESPY Awards.


"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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