February 9, 1968 in Sport

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

  • A rare 3-way tie for silver in the women's 500m speed skating at the Grenoble Winter Olympics; Soviet Lyudmila Titova wins from American trio of Jenny Fish, Mary Meyers and Dianne Holum
  • World champion Jean-Claude Killy of France wins the downhill at the Grenoble Winter Olympics; first of 3-event clean sweep of the alpine skiing events at the Games

Birthdays in Sport

  • Derek Strong, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Orlando Magic)
  • Marcus Meloan, Agana Guam, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 US Amat Champ)
  • Paul Claxton, American professional golfer, born in Vidalia, Georgia