The History of Sport 1913: Suffragette intervention at the Derby, Leon Meredith wins his seventh world cycling title.

Some of the most notable events in sport in 1913:

The inaugural European Bandy Championship is held in Davos, Switzerland, and is won by England.

Golf –  Francis Ouimet is the first amateur to win the US Open in a surprise playoff victory over Harry Vardon and Ted Ray.

Leon Meredith of Britain wins his seventh world title in the 100km motor-paced cycling event.

The Derby is won by Aboyeur at a price of 100-1 after the first horse past the post Craganour is disqualified but the event is remembered because the suffragette Emily Wilding Davison is killed when she tries to grab hold of the King’s horse Anmer as the horses race.

The first automatic totalizator for betting is installed at Ellerslie race course in New Zealand.

The IAAF, the governing body of world athletics, is ratified in Berlin a year after its foundation in Stockholm. Sixteen nations are members.

In the first world heavyweight world title fight to involve two black boxers Jack Johnson and Jim Johnson draw in Paris.

Ted “Kid” Lewis is the first boxer to wear a gumshield.

Anthony Wilding of New Zealand wins his fourth successive Wimbledon singles title.

Marcos Torres (France) wins the world all-round gymnastics title for the second time.

Huddersfield win a treble of rugby league’s Championship, Challenge Cup and Yorkshire Cup.  Leeds set a record that still stands as a record score for the league when defeating Coventry 112-0.

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