1962 in sports

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1962 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Years in sports

1962 in sports

Alpine skiingEdit

American footballEdit

Artistic gymnasticsEdit

Association footballEdit

United KingdomEdit

EuropeEdit

AthleticsEdit

Australian rules footballEdit

BaseballEdit

BasketballEdit

BoxingEdit

  • March 24Emile Griffith regained the World Welterweight Championship by knocking out Benny the "Kid" Paret in the 12th round. Paret died ten days later on April 3 as a result of severe head injuries sustained in the fight.
  • September 25 – Sonny Liston knocks out Floyd Patterson, two minutes and six seconds into the first round, to become World Heavyweight Champion.

Canadian footballEdit

CyclingEdit

GolfEdit

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Horse racingEdit

Steeplechases

Flat races

Ice hockeyEdit

MotorsportEdit

Rugby leagueEdit

Rugby unionEdit

SwimmingEdit

  • February 20 – Australian swimming ace Kevin Berry takes over the world record in the men's 200m butterfly (long course) from USA's Carl Robie at a meet in Melbourne, clocking 2:12.5.
  • August 11 – Carl Robie regains the world record in the men's 200m butterfly (long course) and betters the world's best time twice in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, clocking 2:12.4 and, eventually, 2:10.8.
  • August 19 – US swimmer Sharon Finneran breaks the world record in the women's 200m butterfly (long course) during a meet in Chicago, Illinois – 2:31.2.
  • August 25 – Sharon Finneran breaks her own world record in the women's 200m butterfly (long course) during a meet in Los Altos, California – 2:30.7.
  • October 23 – Australia's Kevin Berry takes over the world record in the men's 200m butterfly (long course) once again, clocking 2:09.7 at a meet in Melbourne, Victoria.

TennisEdit

Australia

England

France

USA

Events

Davis Cup

VolleyballEdit

Yacht racingEdit

Multi-sport eventsEdit

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brazil vs. Czechoslovakia - Football Match Stats - June 17, 1962 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Burnley 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur". BBC Sport. 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  3. ^ Hunt, Terry. "Ipswich Town's greatest games: Blues win First Division title in 1962". Ipswich Star. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  4. ^ Zawadzki, Edward (2001). The Ultimate Canadian Sports Trivia Book. Dundurn. p. 68. ISBN 9781459721357.
  5. ^ Clarke, Penny (2006). Transport: From the First Wheels to Special Cars. Salariya Publishers. p. 30. ISBN 9781905087891.
  6. ^ "Epsom Derby | History, Winners, & Facts | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 3 January 2022.
  7. ^ "Our Games | Commonwealth Games Federation". thecgf.com. Retrieved 4 January 2022.