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Sporting Highlights for 1993

Here are the sporting highlights of the world of sport in 1993. Steffi Graf won three of the four tennis grand slam tournaments, and in English football, Manchester United ended a 26-year wait for the title.

In the 80th episode of Tour de France, Spanish rider Miguel Indurain won the event making him the only the fourth rider ever to win the event in three consecutive years.

Sergei Bubka, who is considered as the greatest pole vaulter ever, set a record of 6.15m on an indoor track, which stood for over two decades until February 2014, when Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie cleared 6.16m.

Monica Seles was dominating women's tennis and was slowly beginning to take the reins from Stefi Graf. She was ranked world no.1 and had just won the Australian Open that year defeating Graf before the dreadful incident on April 30th. A mentally unstable man, who claimed to be a Stefi Graf fan, stabbed her on the back during a match. After the incident, Seles stepped away from the game for over two years. Though she won the Australian Open again in 1996 she was nothing like the old Seles. What could she have achieved if the incident had not happened is something we'll never know.

Tennis great Arthur Ashe who had won three grand slams, died on Feb 6th at just 49. His death was due to HIV that he had contracted during a blood transfusion he received for a heart bypass surgery.

Also in 1993, the entire Zambia National Soccer team perished in a plane crash en route to Senegal for the 1994 U.S.A World Cup Qualifiers. All 30 passengers and crew, including 18 players as well as the coaches and support staff, were lost in the accident.

See the Top Earners for 1993.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1993.

Date Results
Jan Tennis Australia Open won by Jim Courier and Monica Seles
Jan Super Bowl held in Pasadena won by Dallas
April Golf Masters won by Bernhard Langer (his 2nd win)
May Tennis French Open won by Sergi Bruguera and Steffi Graf
June Golf US Open won by Lee Janzen.
July the Cycling Tour de France was won by Miguel IndurĂ¡in
July Tennis Wimbledon won by Pete Sampras and Steffi Graf
July Golf The Open Championship won by Greg Norman
Aug Golf US PGA won by Paul Azinger
Sep Tennis US Open won by Pete Sampras and Steffi Graf
Oct The Baseball World Series won by Toronto Blue Jays

Please note that the dates for past events are not always known, and are sometimes just placed in the month that the current event is held. If no exact date is listed, then it is just an estimated month that it was held.

If you have a correction or know of events that should be included here, please let me know.

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