On This Day

April 7, 1896 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Sport

  • American athlete Robert Garrett wins the throwing double at the Athens Olympics by taking out the shot putt (11.22m); wins the discus the previous day

OlympicsOlympic Gold

Australian Teddy Flack, wins Gold in the first Olympic 1500 meters final at Olympics in Athens. Goes on to win 800 meters two days later.

Olympic Runner Teddy Flack
Olympic Runner
Teddy Flack

Birthdays in Sport

  • Benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25)