Sport Events in August 1997
Nitin Mongia wins Laser standard in sailing championship in Hyderabad.
Anand wins Credit Suisse Masters chess in Beil.
Leander-Mahesh win Maurier Open super 9 doubles in Montreal.
Sanath Jayasuriya (326) and Roshan Mahanama (211) share an unfinished second wicket association of 548 runs, the highest for any wicket in Tests, in the first Test against India in Colombo.
Sri Lanka posts the highest total in Test cricket - 952 for six declared. Jayasuriya makes 340, adds a record 576 with Mahanama -the highest for any wicket in Test cricket.
Sri Lankan Susanthika Jayasinghe shocks defending champion Merlene Ottey to bag the silver in 200m of the World athletics championships in Athens.
Australia retains the Ashes for the third time.
Sergi Bubka wins the pole vault for sixth time at the World championships.
For first time in ten years an athletics World championships ends without a record.
IWM Vijayalakshmi wins Asian zonal women's chess tournament in Tehran.
K. Sasikaran gets third IM norm in British Open chess tournament.
Leander-Mahesh duo wins International ATP doubles in Connecticut.
Neelam J. Singh rewrites own discus mark in the Domestic circuit meet in Chennai.
Daljeet Singh in javelin and Debi Bose in hurdles set National records in the Federation Cup athletics in Chennai.
Tiwari and Surinderjit Kaur set National records in hammer throw in Federation Cup athletics.
B.M. Sumavathi creats National record in heptathlon in the Federation Cup athletics.