What Were the Sports Highlights
in July 1976, 1986, 1991 and 1996?
July Sports Trivia
Nadia Comaneci, a 14 year old mechanic's daughter from Onesti, a factory town in the mountains of Romania, was the star of the Montreal Olympics with a score of seven 10's.
Edwin Moses burned the field in 47.64 seconds in the 400-meter hurdle event setting a world record and winning the gold.
A backstroker-freestyler who revels in the nickname snake, John Naber won four golds and one silver.
Superstar Diego Marcedona spurred Argentina to Victory over West Germany in the World Cup final in Mexico City.
The A's rookie Jose Cansenco was leading the majors in RBIs while building a batting practice legend.
After just eight days after the Len Bias tragedy, cocaine proved fatal to safety Don Rogers of the Browns.
Boris Becker and Martina Navratilova defended their Wimbledon championships.
Jackie Joyner was queen of the Goodwill Games with a stunning world record in heptathlon.
Greg Norman won the British Open, which was his first major title.
Mike Tyson beat Razor Ruddok in a tough rematch of heavyweights that went the full 12 rounds.
Meg Mallon won the LPGA Championship with a dramatic putt. She then went on to win the US Women's Open for her second major title in three weeks.
Michael Stich burst out of obscurity and Steffi Graf broke out of her slump to win Wimbledon.
Ian Baker-Finch got off to a flying start in the final round and went on to win the British Open.
Michael Johnson's blazing 200 was the highlight of the US track and field trials.
Charles Austin was the top high jumper at the US track and field Olympic trials at 7 61/2".
Seattle shortstop Alex Rodriguez graced the cover of Sports Illustrated as baseball's next superstar.
After a fortnight of rain and upsets Steffi Graf and Richard Krajicek won the singles trophies at Wimbledon.
The Olympics opened in Atlanta with 11,000 competitors from 197 countries.