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Today in SA sports history: February 16

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Today in SA sports history: February 16

1952 — The Springboks finish off their tour of the UK and France unbeaten in all Tests as they down France 25-3 in Colombes. The visitors scored six tries, with winger Paul Johnstone dotting down twice and legendary skipper Hennie Muller going over once. It was their second biggest margin of victory after the 44-0 drubbing of Scotland in their opening Test of the tour.

1966 — Jeppe Girls’ High pupil Ann Fairlie clocks the fastest 110-yard backstroke time in SA as she beats Olympic silver medallist Kiki Caron of France in an invitation gala at the Hillcrest swimming pool in Pretoria. Fairlie was timed at 69.1 sec, just 0.4 outside the 68.7 world record Kimberley schoolgirl Karen Muir had set in England the previous year. Caron, runner-up in the 100m and 200m backstroke events at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, had just arrived in the country for a series of galas that would also feature Muir and Olympic champion Cathy Ferguson of the US...

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