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The History of Sport 1931: The first Alpine World Ski Championships, Helen Wills-Moody wins her seventh US Open, Maria Mednyansky wins her fifth table tennis singles title

  Some of the main events in sport in 1931 Inaugural FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are held at Mürren, Switzerland. The events are a downhill and a slalom race in both the men’s and women’s categories. The winners are:Men’s … Continue reading

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The Sports History Chronicle Sportsman of the Year 2019 is Nathan Chen. The Greatest Sportsmen of the Decade

Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya – Athletics) – ran the second fastest marathon ever in a race.  In a paced challenge ran the first sub two hour marathon. Nathan Chen (USA – Figure Skating) – world champion, won all his competitions and … Continue reading

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The Sports History Chronicle World Team of the Year 2019 are Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron. The Greatest Teams of the Decade

  The shortlist is: The USA women’s 4×100 m medley relay swimming team (Regan Smith, Lilly King, Kelsi Dahlia, Simone Manuel ) took over a second from the previous world record when winning the world championships. Olympique Lyonnais Women (France … Continue reading

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The Sports History Chronicle Sportswoman of the Year 2019 is Brigid Kosgei. The Greatest Sportswomen of the Decade

My shortlist for world sportswoman of 2019 is: Brigid Kosgei (Kenya- Athletics) – unbeaten in eight races on the road including three half-marathons and both marathons.  She smashed the world record. Tove Alexandersson (Sweden – Orienteering) – won three golds … Continue reading

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Sports History Chronicle British Sportsman of the Year 2019: Adam Peaty and The Greatest British Sportsmen of the Decade

Some of the names I considered for 2019 British sportsman were: Callum Smith (Boxing) – retained the WBA title twice and is ranked as the world’s best active super-middleweight by several independent authorities. Josh Taylor (Boxing) – won the IBF … Continue reading

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Sports History Chronicle British Team of the Year 2019: Liverpool Football Club, and The Greatest British Teams of the Decade

My choices came from these champion teams The England men’s fifty overs cricket team – won the World Cup for the first time World Tumbling Gymnastics teams – both men and women won world team titles Liverpool FC – winners … Continue reading

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Sports History Chronicle British Sportswoman of the Year 2019: Alice Tai – @alice__tai and The Greatest British Sportswomen of the Decade

As I have done for the previous seven years I have decided on my choices as the outstanding British and world sportsman, sportswoman and team in the year 2019.  This year I have also made my choices in the same … Continue reading

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