1962 in sports

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1962 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.


Years in sports: 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
Years: 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965

Alpine skiing[edit]

American football[edit]

Artistic gymnastics[edit]

Association football[edit]

England[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Australian rules football[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Boxing[edit]

  • March 24 – Emile Griffith regained the World Welterweight Championship by knocking out Benny the "Kid" Paret in the 12th round. Paret died ten days later on April 3 as a result of severe head injuries sustained in the fight.
  • September 25 – Sonny Liston knocks out Floyd Patterson, two minutes and six seconds into the first round, to become World Heavyweight Champion.

Canadian football[edit]

Golf[edit]

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Horse racing[edit]

Steeplechases

Flat races

Ice hockey[edit]

Motor racing[edit]

Rugby league[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Swimming[edit]

  • February 20 – Australian swimming ace Kevin Berry takes over the world record in the men's 200m butterfly (long course) from USA's Carl Robie at a meet in Melbourne, Victoria, clocking 2:12.5.
  • August 11 – Carl Robie regains the world record in the men's 200m butterfly (long course) and betters the world's best time twice in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, clocking 2:12.4 and, eventually, 2:10.8.
  • August 19 – US swimmer Sharon Finneran breaks the world record in the women's 200m butterfly (long course) during a meet in Chicago, Illinois – 2:31.2.
  • August 25 – Sharon Finneran breaks her own world record in the women's 200m butterfly (long course) during a meet in Los Altos, California – 2:30.7.
  • October 23 – Australia's Kevin Berry takes over the world record in the men's 200m butterfly (long course) once again, clocking 2:09.7 at a meet in Melbourne, Victoria.

Tennis[edit]

Australia

England

France

USA

Events

Davis Cup

Volleyball[edit]

Yacht racing[edit]

Multi-sport events[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]