1992 in sports


1992 in sports

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Athletics

:"For an extensive coverage see 1992 in athletics (track and field)"

Marathon

* August 1 — flagicon|ESP Olympic Marathon, Barcelona (Spain)
** Women's Winner: Valentina Yegorova (EUN) 2:32:41

* August 9 — flagicon|ESP Olympic Marathon, Barcelona (Spain)
** Men's Winner: Hwang Young-Cho (KOR) 2:13:23

* October 11 — flagicon|NED Enschede Marathon, Netherlands
** Men's Winner: Willie Mtolo (RSA) 2:13:39
** Women's Winner: Natalia Repescko (RSA) 2:42:50

* December 6 — flagicon|JPN Fukuoka Marathon, Japan
** Men's Winner: Tena Negere (ETH) 2:09:04


= Auto Racing =

* Stock car racing:
** Davey Allison won the Daytona 500
** NASCAR Championship - Alan Kulwicki
* CART Racing - season championship won by Bobby Rahal
** Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Jr.
* Formula One Championship:
** Nigel Mansell of Great Britain
** Giovanna Amati the last women to appear on the entry list for a Formula One Grand Prix to date.
* 24 hours of Le Mans: the team of Derek Warwick / Yannick Dalmas / Mark Blundell won, driving a Peugeot 905
* Rally racing - Carlos Sainz in a Toyota Celica won the World Rally Championship
** the team of Didier Auriol / Bernard Occelli won the Monte Carlo Rally driving a Lancia Delta Integrale HF
* Drag racing - Joe Amato won the NHRA "Top Fuel" championship.
* Touring car racing:
** Jim Richards and Mark Skaife won a rain-shortened Tooheys 1000 in Australia, driving a Nissan Skyline GT-R. The win was controversial; Richards crashed out while leading on lap 144, during which the race was red-flagged. However, the race was called complete after 143 laps giving Richards the win, and not to crowd favourite Dick Johnson (who took the lead following Richards' crash). Richards, unpopular with the crowd for driving a Japanese car, was booed on the dais as he received his trophy, prompting him to infamously utter into the microphone, "you're a pack of arseholes."

Baseball

* World Series - Toronto Blue Jays won 4 games to 2 over the Atlanta Braves. The Series MVP is Pat Borders, Toronto.
* The Toronto Blue Jays became the first Canadian team to play in a World Series and the first non-American team to win the World Series.

Basketball

* NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke wins 71-51 over Michigan
* NBA Finals|NBA Finals: Chicago Bulls win 4 games to 2 over the Portland Trail Blazers
* National Basketball League (Australia) Finals: South East Melbourne Magic defeated the Melbourne Tigers 2-1 in the best-of-three final series.

Boxing

* November 13 - Riddick Bowe won a 12 round decision over Evander Holyfield to win the undisputed heavyweight championship.
*Oscar De La Hoya won the only Gold Medal in the Barcelona Olympic Games for the United States. He turned pro shortly after.

Cricket

Cricket World Cup - Pakistan beat England by 22 runs

Cycling

* Giro d'Italia won by Miguel Indurain of Spain
* Tour de France - Miguel Indurain of Spain
* World Cycling Championship: Gianni Bugno of Italy

Dog racing

* Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Champion:
** Martin Buser wins with lead dogs: "Tyrone" & "D2"

Field Hockey

* Men's Champions Trophy in Karachi, Pakistan
** Gold Medal: Germany
** Silver Medal: Australia
** Bronze Medal: Pakistan
* Olympic Games (Men's Competition) in Barcelona, Spain
** Gold Medal: Germany
** Silver Medal: Australia
** Bronze Medal: Pakistan

Figure skating

* World Figure Skating Championships:
** Men's champion: Viktor Petrenko, Ukraine
** Ladies' champion: Kristi Yamaguchi, United States
** Pair skating champions: Natalia Mishkutenok & Artur Dmitriev
** Ice dancing champions: Marina Klimova & Sergei Ponomarenko

Football


= American =

* Super Bowl XXVI: The Washington Redskins win their third Super Bowl title, and fifth NFL title, over the Buffalo Bills, 37-24.
* November 29 - Dennis Byrd of the New York Jets is paralyzed from a neck injury during an NFL game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He made a recovery that bordered on the miraculous; although he would never play again, he would walk unassisted several months later.Alabama wins the 1992 national championship of college football

Australian rules football

* Australian Football League
** The West Coast Eagles win the 96th AFL premiership (West Coast Eagles 16.17 (113) d Geelong 12.13 (85))
** Brownlow Medal awarded to Scott Wynd (Footscray)


= Canadian =

* Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders won 24-10 over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
* Vanier Cup: Queen's Golden Gaels win 31-0 over the St. Mary's Huskies

Rugby League

* Winfield Cup: Brisbane Broncos win their first grand final, becoming the first Queensland-based team to win the NSWRL premiership.

Soccer

::"For an extensive coverage see 1992 in football (soccer)"
* June 26 - In Euro 1992, Denmark surprising won 2-0 over Germany at Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Gaelic Athletic Association

* Camogie
** All-Ireland Camogie Champion: Cork
** National Camogie League: Cork
* Gaelic football
** All-Ireland Senior Football Championship: Donegal 0-18 d. Dublin 0-14
** National Football League: Derry 1-10 d. Tyrone 1-8
* Ladies' Gaelic football
** All-Ireland Senior Football Champion: Waterford
** National Football League: Waterford
* Hurling
** All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship: Kilkenny 3-10 d. Cork 1-12
** National Hurling League:

Golf

Men's professional
* April 9-12 - Masters Tournament - Fred Couples
* June 18-21 - U.S. Open - Tom Kite
* July 14-17 - British Open - Nick Faldo
* August 13-16 - PGA Championship - Nick Price
* PGA Tour money leader - Fred Couples - $1,344,188
* Senior PGA Tour money leader - Lee Trevino - $1,027,002Men's amateur
* British Amateur - Stephen Dundas
* U.S. Amateur - Justin Leonard
* European Amateur - Massimo ScarpaWomen's professional
* Nabisco Dinah Shore - Dottie Mochrie
* May 14-17 - LPGA Championship - Betsy King
* July 23-27 - U.S. Women's Open - Patty Sheehan
* Classique du Maurier - Sherri Steinhauer
* LPGA Tour money leader - Dottie Mochrie - $693,335
* The European team beat the United States team 11 ½ points to 6 ½, to win the Solheim Cup for the first time.

Horse Racing

* May 2 - Lil E. Tee wins the Kentucky Derby


= Harness Racing =

* Pacer Artsplace voted "Harness Horse of the Year"
* North America Cup - Safely Kept

* United States Pacing Triple Crown races:
* #Cane Pace - Western Hanover
* #Little Brown Jug - Fake Left
* #Messenger Stakes - Western Hanover

* United States Trotting Triple Crown races:
* #Hambletonian - Alf Palema
* #Yonkers Trot -
* #Kentucky Futurity - Armbro Keepsake

* Australian Inter Dominion Harness Racing Championship:
** Pacers: Westburn Grant
** Trotters: William Dee

Ice Hockey

* April 1 - The NHL had their first work stoppage as NHL players went on strike. The strike lasted only 10 days and the rest of the regular season games were played.
* September 23 - goaltender, Manon Rheaume became the first woman to play in the National Hockey League during a pre-season game, and also the first woman ever to play in one of the Big Four Pro Sports.
* Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Penguins
* Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Mark Messier, New York Rangers
* Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins won 4 games to 0 over the Chicago Blackhawks
* Conn Smythe Trophy: Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Penguins
* World Hockey Championship
** Men's champion: Sweden defeated Finland
** Junior Men's champion: Unified former USSR defeated Sweden
** Women's champion: Canada defeated the United States

Lacrosse

* The Buffalo Bandits defeat the Philadelphia Wings 11–10 in overtime to win the Major Indoor Lacrosse League championship

Radiosport

* Sixth Amateur Radio Direction Finding World Championship held in Siófok, Hungary.

Skiing

* Alpine Skiing
** The men's overall season champion: Paul Accola, Switzerland
** The women's overall season champion: Petra Kronberger, Austria

Snooker

* World Snooker Championship: Stephen Hendry beats Jimmy White 18-14
* World rankings: Stephen Hendry remains world number one for 1992/93

Swimming

Events

* XXV Olympic Games, held in Barcelona, Spain (July 26 – July 31)
* Second European Sprint Championships, held in Espoo, Finland (December 21 – 22)
** Germany wins the most medals (14), Germany and Sweden the most gold medals (4)

Tennis

* Grand Slam in tennis men's results:
* #Australian Open – Jim Courier
* #French Open – Jim Courier
* #Wimbledon – Andre Agassi
* #US Open – Stefan Edberg
* Grand Slam in tennis women's results:
* #Australian Open – Monica Seles
* #French Open – Monica Seles
* #Wimbledon – Steffi Graf
* #US Open – Monica Seles
* 1992 Summer Olympics
** Men's Singles Competition
* #Gold – Marc Rosset
* #Silver – Jordi Arrese
* #Bronze – Goran Ivanišević and Andrei Cherkasov
** Women's Singles Competition
* #Gold – Jennifer Capriati
* #Silver – Steffi Graf
* #Bronze – Mary Joe Fernandez and Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
** Men's Doubles Competition
* #Gold – Boris Becker & Michael Stich
* #Silver – Wayne Ferreira & Piet Norval
* #Bronze – Goran Ivanišević & Goran Prpic and Javier Frana & Christian Miniussi
** Women's Doubles Competition
* #Gold – Gigi Fernández & Mary Joe Fernández
* #Silver – Conchita Martínez & Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
* #Bronze – Leila Meskhi & Natasha Zvereva and Nicole Bradtke & Rachel McQuillan
* Davis Cup
** United States won 3-1 over Switzerland in world tennis.

Volleyball

* Men's World League – Final Four in Genoa, Italy
** Gold Medal: vb|ITA
** Silver Medal: vb|CUB
** Bronze Medal: vb|USA
* 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain
** Men's Team Competition
*** Gold Medal — flagIOCteam|BRA|1992 Summer
*** Silver Medal — flagIOCteam|NED|1992 Summer
*** Bronze Medal — flagIOCteam|USA|1992 Summer
** Women's Team Competition
*** Gold Medal — flagIOCteam|CUB|1992 Summer
*** Silver Medal — flagIOCteam|EUN|1992 Summer
*** Bronze Medal — flagIOCteam|USA|1992 Summer

Yacht racing

* The San Diego Yacht Club retains the America's Cup as "America³" defeats Italian challenger "Il Moro de Venezia", from the Compagnia della Vella yacht club, 4 races to 1

Water polo

Men's Competition

* Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain
** Gold Medal: wp|ITA
** Silver Medal: wp|ESP
** Bronze Medal: wp|URS|name=Unified Team

Multi-sport events

* 1992 Summer Olympics takes place in Barcelona, Spain
** The Unified Team (former Soviet Union) wins the most medals (112), and the most gold medals (45).
* 1992 Winter Olympics takes place in Albertville, France
** Germany wins the most medals (27), and the most gold medals (10).
* Seventh Pan Arab Games held in Damascus, Syria

Awards

* Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year: Michael Jordan, NBA basketball
* Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year: Monica Seles, Tennis

Births

* January 19 — Shawn Johnson, American gymnast
* June 5 — Brenda Castillo, Dominican Republic volleyball player

Deaths

* January 11 — David Ambartsumyan (35), Armenian-Russian diver (b. 1956)
* January 31 — Mel Hein, NFL player, New York Giants
* January 31 — Wim van Heumen (63), Dutch field hockey coach (b. 1928)
* February 12 — Bep van Klaveren, Dutch boxer (b. 1907)
* February 14 — Roepie Kruize (67), Dutch field hockey player and coach (b. 1925)
* April 10 — János Kajdi (52), Hungarian boxer
* May 13 — Bart Zoet (49), Dutch cyclist (b. 1942)
* May 14 — Lyle Alzado, NFL player
* June 4 — Carl Stotz, founder American Little League Baseball
* June 15 — Jean Aerts (84), Belgian road bicycle racer (b. 1907)
* June 19 — Kitty McKane Godfree, tennis player, Wimbledon champion
* June 24 — Rudolf Svedberg (81), Swedish wrestler (b. 1910)
* June 25 — Jerome Brown, football player, Philadelphia Eagles
* July 7 — Josy Barthel (65), Luxembourg athlete (b. 1927)
* July 18 — Ben Kniest (64), Dutch water polo player (b. 1927)
* August 2 — Alf Cleverley, New Zealand boxer
* August 6 — Leszek Błażyński (43), Polish boxer (b. 1949)
* August 8 — John Kordic (27), NHL Player (b. 1965)
* August 16 — Karl Storch (77), German hammer thrower (b. 1913)
* August 19 — Norvel Lee (67), American boxer (b. 1924)
* September 5 — Billy Herman, Major League Baseball player (1931-1947)
* September 11 — Frank McKinney (53), American backstroke swimmer (b. 1938)
* October 26 — Dottie Green, catcher, Rockford Peaches, All-American Girls Professional Baseball
* November 10 — Chuck Connors, Major League Baseball player and actor
* November 14 — Ernst Happel (66), Austrian football player and coach (b. 1925)
* November 25 — Piet Ikelaar (96), Dutch track cyclist (b. 1896)
* December 16 — Rinus Terlouw, Dutch football (soccer) player


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