May 1900 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 3 26th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Boland aboard Lieut Gibson wins in 2:06.25

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 11 James J. Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 23 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • May 20 2nd modern Olympic games opens in Paris (lasted 5 months)
  • May 24 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21ΒΌ
  • May 25 Retired London fire master Eyre Massey Shaw aged 70 reputedly becomes oldest gold medalist in Olympics for sailing (disputed)
  • May 29 25th Preakness: H Spencer aboard Hindus wins in 1:48.4
  • May 31 Tom Hayward scores 1,000th cricket run of season (sets record 1074)

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 5 Charles Jewtraw, American 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1924)
  • May 24 Lionel Conacher, Canadian athlete and politician (d. 1954)