On This Day

August 29, 1920 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • An American sweep of the medals in the men's 100m freestyle at the Antwerp Olympics; Duke Kahanamoku sets world record 1:00.4 in defending his 1912 gold medal
  • An American sweep of the medals in the women's 3m springboard diving event at the Antwerp Olympics; Aileen Riggin wins gold ahead of team mates Helen Wainwright & Thelma Payne
  • Ethelda Bleibtrey wins her 3rd gold medal of the Antwerp Olympics; teams with Irene Guest, Frances Schroth & Margaret Woodbridge in American 4 x 100m freestyle relay team; swims world record 5:11.6
  • Swedish swimmer HÃ¥kan Malmrot completes the breaststroke double at the Antwerp Olympics beating team mate Thor Henning in the 200m; also beats Henning for gold in the 400m