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Blast from the past: Makola goal slays Pharaohs at Orlando ...


Blast from the past: Makola goal slays Pharaohs at Orlando Stadium

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Today in SA sport history: September 6

1960 — Malcolm Spence takes the 400m Olympic bronze at the Rome Games, with the first two runners breaking 45 seconds for the first time. Spence clocked 45.5 sec, just one-tenth of a second in front of India’s Milkha Singh. In front of him, American gold medallist Otis Davis and runner-up Carl Kaufmann of a united German team were credited with a world record 44.9 sec, separated by a photo finish. It would take just another eight years for the 44-second barrier to fall, and 50 years later the 43 second mark still stands, with Wayde van Niekerk on 43.03.

1969 — Flyhalf Piet Visagie scores eight points to help the Springboks to an 11-3 win over Australia in the third Test at Newlands. Flank Jan Ellis also dotted down as SA took an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the four-match series...

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