Donavon Bailey Wins Gold at the 1996 Olympics!July 27, 2015
TODAY in HISTORY: July 27, 1996
Back in 1996 at the Atlanta Olympics Canadian sprinter Donovan Bailey set the world for the 100 metres at 9.84 seconds (the previous record was set in July 1994 by American Leroy Burrell at 9.85 seconds).
Many Canadians felt Bailey victory restored the image of Canadian athletes, which had been tarnished by Ben Johnson’s previous disqualified win at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.
Bailey was the second person after American sprinter Carl Lewis to hold the (World Champion, Olympic Champion & World Record Holder) all the major titles in the 100m concurrently.
WATCH the epic moment below!
Source: Wikipedia.com, CBC.ca/Image:
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