25 Most Spectacular Events In Sport’s History

Posted by , Updated on August 6, 2014

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Sport has its own way of influencing and making an impression on people. Since the first sporting activities were introduced in 3000 B.C., they have been among the most popular sources of entertainment of people from all ages and walks of life. Sports events these days are held more formally than in the ancient times. They are governed by rules, held in vast fields and draw large crowds and audiences. The evolution of sports from a simple form of leisure to a competition that involves professional players has tremendously influenced modern popular culture. It is the reason why events such as these 25 most spectacular events in the history of sports are so important.

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Winning Touchdown from Joe Montana

Winning Touchdown from Joe Montanableacherreport.com

During the National Football Challenge (NFC) Championship American football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers, Joe Montana rose to fame because of his touchdown to Dwight Clark that led to the victory of his team. That “catch” is known today as one of the most memorable moves ever made in the history of NFL.

24

Controversial Goal by Diego Maradona

Controversial Goal by Diego Maradonawww.guardian.co.uk

As a professional athlete, Diego Maradona reached the peak of his popularity after an infamous handball that he made during the FIFA World Cup between England and Argentina in 1986. Following that infamous goal, he scored another goal which clinched the victory for his team. That move is known today as the “Greatest Goal in FIFA World Cup History.”

23

The Retirement of the Undefeated Heavyweight Champion

The Retirement of the Undefeated Heavyweight Championafflictor.com

Rocky Marciano is the only heavyweight champion of the world who never came across a loss throughout his career. A boxer from 1952 to 1956, Marciano fought in a total of 49 boxing matches and won all of them, 43 of which by knockouts. Up until today, he is considered as the only heavyweight champion who retired without a record of loss.

22

Single Foot Vault

Single Foot Vaulttrent.photoshelter.com

American gymnast Kerri Strug joined the 1996 Olympics and took the limelight after she unintentionally yet successfully pulled off a one-footed vault during her performance. Her first attempt failed after she under-rotated her landing and fell. On her way to the runway for her second attempt, she landed on her good foot and confidently raised her arms in front of the judges. That earned her a 9.712 score and a gold.

21

Jackie Robinson’s Way to Brooklyn Dodgers

Jackie Robinson’s Way to Brooklyn Dodgersnabnyc.blogspot.com

In 1947, famous African-American major league baseball player Jackie Robinson signed a major league contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers of the Major League Baseball (MLB). His debut with the team ended about eight years ago on issue of baseball segregation, in which it is believed that blacks and whites should be kept apart in all aspects of life, including sports.



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