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Blast from the past: Prince, De Villiers pile on runs to beat England

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Today in SA sports history: July 20

1924 — Willie Smith keeps the Olympic bantamweight crown in SA hands as he beats American Salvatore Tripoli in the final of the Paris Games. Countryman Clarence Walker had won the same title four years earlier. As a professional Smith went on to win British recognition of the world bantamweight title to become SA’s only Olympic boxing medallist to win any version of a world title.

1974 — Jody Scheckter wins his second F1 championship race, taking the British Grand Prix after leader Niki Lauda was forced into the pits late with tire trouble. Second-placed Emerson Fittipaldi of Brazil was more than 15 seconds behind and Jacky Ickx of Belgium a further 46 seconds back. Scheckter went on to finish the championship in third spot, 10 points behind triumphant Fittipaldi...

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