1921 in sports

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1921 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Years in sports

1921 in sports

American footballEdit

Association footballEdit

Brazil

England

Germany

Republic of Ireland

AthleticsEdit

Men's 100 metres

Lithuania

Monaco

Australian rules footballEdit

VFL Premiership

South Australian Football League

West Australian Football League

BandyEdit

Sweden

BaseballEdit

World Series

Major League Baseball

Negro leagues

BoxingEdit

Events

  • 2 July — boxing's first “million dollar gate” occurs when Jack Dempsey meets Georges Carpentier in a “hastily assembled outdoor arena built on a farm in Jersey City, New Jersey”. A crowd of more than 80,000 attends an event billed by its promoter Tex Rickard as the "Battle of the Century". Dempsey wins by a fourth-round knockout in a scheduled 12-round fight which is also special for its radio broadcast. It is the first-ever broadcast to a "mass audience" with ringside commentary relayed over the new radiophone to hundreds of thousands of people in the northeastern United States.[2]
  • Pete “Kid” Herman regains the World Bantamweight Championship but is beaten soon afterwards by new champion Johnny Buff.

Lineal world champions[3]

Canadian footballEdit

Grey Cup

CricketEdit

Events

  • England tours Australia and becomes the first team to lose every match in a five-match Test series. In the 1921 English season, Australia emphasises the post-war superiority that it owes, in particular, to the pace duo of Jack Gregory and Ted McDonald. Having won 5–0 in Australia the previous winter, the Australians win the first three Tests of the 1921 tour and then draw the last two.

England

Australia

India

New Zealand

South Africa

West Indies

CyclingEdit

Tour de France

Giro d'Italia

Figure skatingEdit

World Figure Skating Championships

  • The championships are not held in 1921

GolfEdit

Major tournaments

Other tournaments

Horse racingEdit

England

Australia

Canada

France

Ireland

USA

Ice hockeyEdit

Stanley Cup

MotorsportEdit

Multi-sport eventsEdit

Far Eastern Championship Games

Women's World Games

RowingEdit

The Boat Race

Rugby leagueEdit

England

Australia

Rugby unionEdit

Five Nations Championship

ShootingEdit

Germany

  • National championship won by Mr. Janich firing an Ortgies semi-automatic pistol.[6]

Speed skatingEdit

Speed Skating World Championships

  • not contested

TennisEdit

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

NotesEdit

a Awarded retrospectively by the SANFL in 1998.
b By Westar Rules in 1997.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bellos, Alex (8 May 2014). Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life - Updated Edition. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 408. ISBN 978-1-4088-5417-4.
  2. ^ The Pop History Dig – Dempsey v. Carpentier. Retrieved on 28 November 2009.
  3. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone
  4. ^ "Cycling-Tour de France list of winners". Eurosport UK. 26 August 2020. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Epsom Derby | History, Winners, & Facts | Britannica". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2 January 2022.
  6. ^ Koelliker, Donald W., "Ortgies: A Well-Known but Little Studied German Armsmaker of the Early Post-War Years," Gun Collector's Digest 1981, accessed April 19, 2010