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Blast from the past: ‘Hawk’ flies in to knock Laureano out the ring

Today in SA sports history: August 28

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Today in SA sports history: August 28

1977 — Jody Scheckter finishes third in the Dutch Grand Prix behind Austrian legend Niki Lauda. In 10th place was Scheckter’s older brother, Ian. While Jody would go on to world championship glory, this was Ian’s best result in 18 F1 starts. He never secured a championship point.

1983 — SA-born Sydney Maree breaks the world 1,500m record in Cologne, Germany, cutting 12-hundredths of a second off Steve Ovett’s mark that had stood for three years and one day. Maree, running under the US flag, clocked 3 min 31.24 sec in front of 60,000 cheering fans just weeks after a disappointing performance at the world championships, where he failed to make the final. Briton Ovett took the record back a week later. ..

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