On This Day

Olympic Sports (Part 32)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 3101 - 3,197 of 3,197

  • 1985-12-03 László Cseh, Hungarian swimmer (World C'ship gold 400m medley 2005, 200m butterfly 2015; 7 x Olympic medals), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1986-01-28 Jessica Ennis, English athlete (Olympic gold heptathlon 2012; World C'ship gold 2009, 11, 15), born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
  • 1986-02-01 Jorrit Bergsma, Dutch speed skater (Olympic gold 10,000m 2014; World Single Distance C'ship 2013, 15, 17, 19), born in Oldeboorn, Netherlands
  • 1986-04-01 Ireen Wüst, Dutch speed skater (Olympic gold 3,000m 2006, 14; 1500m 2010, 14; team 2014; World All-round C'ship gold x 7), born in Goirle, Netherlands

Person of interestUsain Bolt

1986-08-21 Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter (Olympic gold 100m/200m 2008, 12, 16), born in Sherwood Content, Jamaica

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt

Person of interestShaun White

1986-09-03 Shaun White, American snowboarder (Olympic gold: 2006, 2010, 2018), born in San Diego, California

Snowboarder Shaun White
Snowboarder
Shaun White
  • 1986-10-30 Thomas Morgenstern, Austrian ski jumper (3 Olympic gold 2006, 10), born in Spittal an der Drau, Austria
  • 1986-12-27 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Jamaican athlete (Olympic gold 100m 2008, 12; 9 x World C'ship gold), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1987-01-01 Meryl Davis, American ice dancer (Olympic gold with Charlie White 2014; World C'ships gold 2011, 13), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 1987-01-11 Danuta Kozák, Hungarian sprint canoeist (5-time Olympic gold K-1, K-2, K-4 500m 2012, 16), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1987-02-01 Ronda Rousey, American pro wrestler, actress, author, mixed martial artist and judoka (UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion 6 defences; Olympic bronze 70kg judo 2008; WWE), born in Riverside, California
  • 1987-04-01 Li Ting, Chinese diver (Olympic gold platform synchro 2004; World C'ships gold 2003, 05), born in Lingui, Guilin, Guangxi, China

Person of interestAndy Murray

1987-05-15 Andy Murray, British tennis player (Olympic gold 2012, 16; Wimbledon 2013, 16), born in Glasgow, Scotland

Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
  • 1987-06-01 Yarisley Silva, Cuban pole vaulter (World C'ship gold 2015; Olympic silver 2012), born in San Luis, Cuba
  • 1987-08-20 Cătălina Ponor, Romanian gymnast (3 Olympic gold 2004), born in Constanța, Romania
  • 1987-09-30 Flora Duffy OBE, Bermudian triathlete (Olympic gold 2021, Bermuda’s first ever gold medal; World C'ship gold 2016, 17), born in Paget Parish, Bermuda
  • 1987-10-25 Fabian Hambüchen, German gymnast (Olympic gold 2016, silver 2012, bronze 2008), born in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
  • 1988-02-04 Carly Patterson, American gymnast (2004 Olympic Champion), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1988-03-02 Matthew Mitcham, Australian diver (Olympic gold 10m platform 2008), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1988-04-23 Alistair Brownlee, British triathlete (Olympic gold 2012, 16), born in Dewsbury, England
  • 1988-05-01 Teodor Peterson, Swedish cross-country skier (Olympic silver individual sprint, bronze team sprint 2014), born in Umeå, Sweden
  • 1988-05-29 Cheng Fei, Chinese gymnast (Olympic gold female team 2008), born in Huangshi, Hubei
  • 1988-06-17 Stephanie Rice, Australian swimmer (3 x Olympic gold 2008), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • 1988-07-01 Aleksander Lesun, Russian modern pentathlete (Olympic gold pentathlon 2016), born in Barysaw, Belarus
  • 1988-08-05 Federica Pellegrini, Italian swimmer (world record 200 meters, Olympic Gold 2008), born in Mirano, Italy
  • 1988-09-14 Martin Fourcade, French biathlete (5 Olympic gold 2014, 18), born in Perpignan, France
  • 1988-09-29 Kevin Durant, American basketball forward (NBA C'ship, NBA Finals MVP 2017, 18 Golden State Warriors; 11 × NBA All-Star; NBA All-Star Game MVP 2012, 19; Olympic gold 2012, 16, 20), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1988-10-20 Ma Long, Chinese table tennis player (Olympic and World Champion), born in Anshan, China
  • 1988-12-07 Nathan Adrian, American swimmer (Olympic gold 100m freestyle 2012), born in Bremerton, Washington
  • 1989-01-03 Kōhei Uchimura, Japanese gymnast (Olympic gold all-round 2012; team, all-round 2016; World C'ships 10 x gold), born in Kitakyushu, Japan
  • 1989-02-08 Bronte Barratt OAM, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 4x200m freestyle relay 2008 WR; World C'ship gold 4x100m freestyle relay 2015), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1989-04-01 Jan Blokhuijsen, Dutch long-track speed skater (Olympic gold team pursuit 2014; World Single Distance C'ship gold 2012, 13, 16, 17), born in Zuid-Scharwoude, Netherlands
  • 1989-06-23 Lisa Carrington, New Zealand canoeist (Olympic gold K-1 200m 2012, 16, 20; K-2 500m 2020; 10 x World C'ship gold), born in Tauranga, New Zealand
  • 1989-10-30 Nastia Liukin, Russian born American gymnast (2008 Olympic Champion), born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • 1990-01-10 Tao Li, Singaporean Olympic swimmer, born in Wuhan, China
  • 1990-02-08 Klay Thompson, American basketball guard (3-time NBA champion GS Warriors 2015, 17, 18, Olympic gold 2016), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1990-04-02 Yevgeniya Kanayeva OMF, Russian rhythmic gymnast (Olympic gold all-round 2008, 12; World C'ship gold x 17 2007-11), born in Omsk, Russia
  • 1990-04-30 Jonathan Brownlee, British triathlete (Olympic bronze 2012, silver 16), born in Dewsbury, England
  • 1990-08-20 Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Dutch-Javanese Surinamese swimmer (Olympic gold 2008, 12), born in Sauwerd, Netherlands
  • 1991-01-01 Peter Burling, New Zealand sailor (Olympic gold 49er class 2016; helmsman America's Cup 2017; ISAF World Sailor of the Year 2015, 17), born in Tauranga, New Zealand
  • 1991-01-07 Caster Semenya, South African runner (Olympic Gold 2016), born near Polokwane, South Africa
  • 1991-05-09 Majlinda Kelmendi, Kosovar-Albanian judoka (Olympic gold 2016), born in Peć, SFR Yugoslavia
  • 1991-06-24 Mutaz Essa Barshim, Qatari athlete (Olympic gold high jump 2020; World C'ship gold 2017, 19), born in Doha, Qatar
  • 1991-08-31 Shi Tingmao, Chinese diver (4 x Olympic gold 3m springboard, 3m synchro 2016, 2020; 8 x World C'ship gold), born in Chongqing, China
  • 1991-10-10 Mariana Pajón, Colombian BMX rider (Olympic gold 2012, 16), born in Medellin, Colombia
  • 1991-11-01 Jiang Yuyuan, Chinese gymnast (Olympic teams gold 2008), born in Liuzhou, Guangxi
  • 1991-12-01 Sun Yang, Chinese swimmer (Olympic gold 400m, 1,500m 2012, 200m freestyle 2016), born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • 1992-02-25 Libby [Elizabeth] Callahan, sport pistol (Olympics 1996), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1992-03-23 Ana Marcela Cunha, Brazilian swimmer (Olympic gold 10k open water 2020; 5 x World C'ship gold 2011, 15, 17, 19), born in Salvador, Brazil
  • 1992-05-25 Kendall Coyne Schofield, American ice hockey forward (Olympic gold 2018; World C'ship gold 2011, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19), born in Palos Heights, Illinois
  • 1992-06-01 Gianmarco Tamberi, Italian athlete (Olympic gold high jump 2020), born in Civitanova Marche, Italy
  • 1992-06-28 Elaine Thompson-Herah, Jamaican athlete (Olympic gold 100/200m 2016, 2020; 200m 2016), born in Manchester, Jamaica
  • 1992-07-02 Nana Takagi, Japanese speed skater (Olympic gold mass start, team pursuit 2018), born in Makubetsu, Japan
  • 1992-08-27 Daniel Ståhl, Swedish athlete (Olympic gold discus 2020; World C'ship gold 2019), born in Solna, Stockholm County, Sweden
  • 1992-11-03 Joe Clarke, English slalom canoeist (Olympic gold K1 2016), born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
  • 1992-12-28 Lara van Ruijven, Dutch short track speed skater (World C'ship gold 500m 2019; Olympic bronze 3000m relay 2018), born in Naaldwijk, Netherlands (d. 2020)
  • 1993-01-01 Sifan Hassan, Oromo-Dutch athlete (Olympic gold 5,000m/10,000m 2020; World C'ship gold 1500, 10,000m 2019), born in Adama, Ethiopia
  • 1993-04-02 Keshorn Walcott ORTT, Trinidadian athlete (Olympic gold javelin 2012, bronze 2016), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1993-05-18 Jiří Prskavec, Czech canoeist (Olympic gold K1 slalom 2020; 4 x World C'ship gold 2015, 17, 19), born in Mělník, Czech Republic
  • 1994-01-01 He Kexin, Chinese gymnast (Olympic gold uneven bars, team 2008; World C'ship gold uneven bars 2009), born in Beijing, China
  • 1994-01-10 Faith Kipyegon, Kenyan athlete (Olympic gold women's 1,500m 2016, 20; World C'ship gold 2017), born in Bomet, Kenya
  • 1994-01-21 Laura Robson, British tennis player (Olympics mixed doubles silver 2012), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1994-03-07 Chase Kalisz, American swimmer (Olympic gold men's 400m individual medley 2020; silver 2016), born in Bel Air, Maryland
  • 1994-05-21 Tom Daley, English diver (2021 Olympic Gold), born in Plymouth, England
  • 1994-05-24 Emma McKeon, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 50/100m freestyle, 4x100 medley relay 2020; 4x100m free relay 2016, 20), born in Wollongong, Australia
  • 1994-05-25 Alexandra Rose "Aly" Raisman, American gymnast (two-time Olympic medalist, Fierce Five, Final Five), born in Needham, Massachusetts
  • 1994-06-11 Jessica Fox, Australian canoeist (Olympic gold inaugural C-1 slalom 2020; 10 x World C'ship gold), born in Marseille, France
  • 1994-09-26 Marcell Jacobs, Italian athlete (Olympic Gold Medal 2021 - 100 meters), born in El Paso, United States
  • 1994-09-26 Marcell Jacobs Jr., Italian athlete (Olympic gold men's 100m 2020; first Italian to win the event), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1994-12-28 Adam Peaty, English swimmer (Olympic gold 100m breaststroke 2016, 21; World C'ship gold x 8), born in Uttoxeter, England
  • 1995-05-10 Missy Franklin, American swimmer (5 Olympic gold 2012, 16), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1995-10-18 Yui Ohashi, Japanese swimmer (Olympic gold women's 200/400m IM 2021), born in Hikone, Japan
  • 1995-10-21 Yulimar Rojas, Venezuelan athlete (Olympic gold triple jump 2020 WR 15.67m), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1995-11-02 Hanna Öberg, Swedish biathlete (Olympic gold 15k individual 2018; World C'ship gold 2019), born in Kiruna, Lapland
  • 1995-11-03 Kelly Catlin, American road cyclist (Olympic silver 2016, World C'ship gold 2016-18), born in St, Paul, Minnesota (d. 2019)
  • 1995-12-31 Gabby Douglas, American gymnast (2012 Olympic champion), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • 1996-02-28 Karsten Warholm, Norwegian athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles WR 45.94 2021; World C'ship gold 2017, 19), born in Ulsteinvik, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
  • 1996-03-01 Ye Shiwen, Chinese swimmer (Olympic gold 400m [WR 4:28.43] & 200m individual medley 2012; World C'ships gold 200m medley 2011, 19), born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • 1996-07-01 Adelina Sotnikova, Russian figure skater (Olympic gold individual 2014), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1996-08-16 Caeleb Dressel, American swimmer (7 x Olympic gold 2016, 20; 13 x World C'ship gold; WR 100m butterfly 49.45 2020), born in Green Cove Springs, Florida
  • 1996-09-23 Evgeny Rylov, Russian swimmer (Olympic gold 100/200m backstroke 2021; World C'ship gold 200m 2017, 19), born in Novotroitsk, Russia

Person of interestSimone Biles

1997-03-14 Simone Biles, American gymnast (Olympic gold floor, team, vault, all-round 2016), born in Columbus, Ohio

Gymnast Simone Biles
Gymnast
Simone Biles

Person of interestKatie Ledecky

1997-03-17 Katie Ledecky, American swimmer (6 x Olympic gold 2012, 2016, 2021; World C'ships gold x 15; WR 400m, 800m, 1500m), born in Washington, D.C.

Swimmer Katie Ledecky
Swimmer
Katie Ledecky
  • 1997-06-20 Bálint Kopasz, Hungarian canoeist (Olympic gold men's K-1 1000m 2020; World C'ship gold 2019), born in Szeged, Hungary
  • 1997-07-09 Tatjana Schoenmaker, South African swimmer (Olympic gold 200m breaststroke 2020), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1997-12-24 Neeraj Chopra, Indian athlete (Olympic gold javelin 2020; first-ever Indian Olympic track & field gold), born in Panipat, Haryana, India
  • 1998-03-18 Miltiadis Tentoglou, Greek athlete (Olympic gold long jump 2020), born in Grevena, Greece
  • 1999-11-06 Robert Finke, American swimmer (Olympic gold men's 800/1,500m 2020), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1999-11-10 Armand Duplantis, Swedish athlete (Olympic gold pole vault 2020; World C'ship gold 2019; WR 6.18m), born in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • 2000-01-20 Selemon Barega, Ethiopian athlete (Olympic gold 10,000m 2020), born in Gurage zone, Ethiopia
  • 2000-02-20 Kristóf Milák, Hungarian swimmer (Olympic gold men's 200m butterfly, silver 100m butterfly 2020; World C'ship gold 200m butterfly 2019 WR 1:50.73), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 2000-02-26 Maggie Mac Neil, Canadian swimmer (Olympic gold women's 100m butterfly 2020; World C'ship gold 2019), born in Jiujiang, China

Person of interestChloe Kim

2000-04-23 Chloe Kim, American snowboarder (Olympic Gold 2018), born in Torrance, California

Snowboarder Chloe Kim
Snowboarder
Chloe Kim
  • 2000-05-02 Thomas Dean, British swimmer (Olympic gold men's 200m freestyle, 4x200m freestyle relay), born in London, England
  • 2000-06-09 Laurie Hernandez, American gymnast (Olympic team gold, individual silver 2016), born in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey
  • 2000-09-07 Ariarne Titmus, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 200/400m 2021; World C'ship gold 400m, 4x200m 2019), born in Launceston, Australia
  • 2003-03-09 Sunisa Lee, American gymnast (All-round Olympic Gold 2021), born in St. Paul, Minnesota

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport