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Blasts from the past: Budler keeps two belts in Monte Carlo


Blasts from the past: Budler keeps two belts in Monte Carlo

Sports reporter

Today in SA sports history: February 21

1966 — Ann Fairlie upstages Karen Muir in her home town of Kimberley, relieving the 13-year-old of her 110-yard backstroke world record. More than 4,000 people crowded into the Queen’s Park swimming bath to watch Jeppe High School pupil Fairlie, 17, touch first in 68.6sec to beat the 68.7 mark Muir had set in Blackpool in August the previous year. Muir was second in 68.8. For dinner before the race, Fairlie ate grilled steak, pressed tomato, beetroot, icecream and a glass of fresh orange juice at her hotel, but not “the lovely, fluffy doughnuts”.

1993 — Pakistan complete a third consecutive ODI victory over the Proteas, beating them by 22 runs at Centurion in the Tri Series also featuring the West Indies. Pakistan scored 220/8 and then restricted the hosts to 198/9...

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