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10/7/2016Giannis Kalandaridis and Nino Nikolaidis win the gold medal with a time of 6:39.13 in the junior men's pair final of the European Championship in Trakai, Lithuania. The Romanian pair wins the silver medal with 6:41.77, while the German crew wins the bronze medal with 6:47.23.
10/7/2016Portugal beat France 1-0 to win Euro 2016 final, for the first time, in the Stade de France in Saint-Denis with Éder’s extra-time (109’) goal. Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe win the Euro 2016 after winning the Champions League erarlier this year whereas Antoine Griezmann loses both finals. Renato Sanches (born 18/8/1997) and Ricardo Carvalho (born 18/5/1978) become the youngest and the oldest player in history, respectively, to win a Euro. Moreover, Didier Deschamps fails to become the second person to win the Euro as both a footballer and a coach.
10/7/2014Greece’s Apostolos Christou wins the gold medal in 100m backstroke final during the second day of the European Junior Championships in Dordrecht, Netherlands, with 54.03, lowering his own World Junior Record set yesterday in the semifinals (54.41). The previous record-holder, Italy’s Simone Sabbioni, finishes second with 54.27. Third place goes to Evgeny Rylov of Russia who touched in 54.46. All three were faster than the 54.74 World Junior Record that Sabbioni had established prior to this meet.
10/7/2000Former discus champion Michalis Maramis, one of the leading greek athletes in the 60s, dies of cancer
10/7/1999USA win the first Women's World Football Cup in their history after defeating China 5-4 on penalty kicks at Rose Bowl in Pasadena
10/7/1999The 5th European Championships for people with hearing problems close at Karaiskakis Stadium. 250 athletes from 22 countries took part. Despina Batzianouli won 1 silver (400m) and 1 bronze (200m). Ukraine ranks first and Greece 12th
10/7/1993Yobes Ondieki of Kenya becomes the first to run the 10000m in less than 27 minutes (26:58.38)
10/7/1978Joe Davis, the English professional snooker and billiards player, dies at the age of 77. Davis is considered to be the father of modern snooker and back in 1927, at the age of 26, he won the “First World Snooker Championship” beating Tom Dennis with 20-10 and winning 6 pounds and 10 cents
10/7/1976Soviet Aleksandr Baryshnikov sets new world record in shot put with 22m at the Colombes Stadium in Paris
10/7/1960The Soviet Union win the first European Nations Cup by defeating Yugoslavia 2-1 in overtime
10/7/1951Randolph Turpin becomes the first English after Bob Fitzsimmons to win the middleweight title after beating Sugar Ray Robinson. It is Robinson's second defeat in 133 fights
10/7/1924Finnish Paavo Nurmi wins his first (out of 5) olympic gold medal in Paris (3000m steeple, 9:36.6). Nurmi is the only athlete who won 2 olympic gold medals in just 1 hour (1500m and 5000m races)
10/7/1884The American chess player Paul Morphy, “the Pride and Sorrow of Chess”, dies of heart attack at the age of 47 in New Orleans, where he was born. In 1858, at the age of 21, while in Paris, he beat Europe’s leading player, Adolf Anderssen, by 8-3 (7 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses). He is considered to have been the greatest chess master of his era and an unofficial world champion. He was also one of the first chess prodigies and was considered by Bobby Fischer to be the greatest player of all time.


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