On This Day

August 30, 1972 in Sport

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

  • American women's 4 x 100m freestyle relay team of Shirley Babashoff, Jane Barkman, Jenny Kemp & Sandy Neilson beats East Germany by just 0.36 to win gold at the Munich Olympics; world record 3:55.19
  • Amidst Olga Korbut mania at the Munich Olympics, Soviet team mate Ludmilla Tourischeva wins the gymnastics individual all-round competition, her 2nd gold medal of the Games
  • Australian teenage swimmer Shane Gould with a world record 4:19.04 for the 400m, wins her second of 3 gold medals at the Munich Olympics
  • Japanese breaststroker Nobutaka Taguchi beats American pair Tom Bruce & John Hencken to win the 100m gold medal in world record 1:04.94 at the Munich Olympic Games
  • Slalom canoeing is introduced at the Munich Olympics with East Germany winning all 4 events

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jose Herrera, outfielder (Oakland A's), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Pavel NedvÄ›d, Czech football player (Lazio, Juventus), born in Cheb, Czechoslovakia
  • Shonte Peoples, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)