Records in the world of sport attract attention because they show us that human abilities can be consistently surpassed. Despite this, many of these figures have not been beaten for years. In this article, we will talk about the best records in the world of sports.
The most amazing records in the world of sport
It can never be said that a sporting record will never be broken, because it is common for athletes to be much better prepared than their predecessors. However, these are the figures still unbeaten at the moment. Let’s take a look:
1. The fastest swimmer in the 200m medley
If there is a difficult competition in swimming, it is the 200m mixed. This is because, on the one hand, swimmers have to change their swimming style every time they get to the other side of the pool – butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle – and, on the other, because this test has a long history of doping behind.
However, it appears that these stigmas were broken by Hungarian athlete Katinka Hosszu, who at 26 broke the record at the Kazan World Swimming Championships in 2015.
Hosszu reached a time of 02:06 12 “, three hundredths of a second less than the American Ariana Kukors, who held the record since 2009.
2. The most points in basketball
The history of the NBA is truly exciting, especially when it comes to records in the world of sport. It was the year 1962 when young Wilt Chamberlain scored no less than 100 points in a single game.
His team, the Philadelphia Warriors, beat the New York Knicks 169 to 147, obviously thanks to the performances of “the big dipper”.
The basketball players closest to Chamberlain’s record were the recently deceased Kobe Bryant (81 points with the Los Angeles Lakers) and David Thompson (73 points with the Denver Nuggets).
3. The perfect gymnast, one of the best records in the world of sport
Nadia Comaneci entered the history of Olympic sport by becoming the first and – so far – the only gymnast to receive a 10 in her presentation. Not even the scoring table was ready for that result and the judges had to give it a 1.00 (the maximum until then had been 9.95).
The perfect gymnast – who was only 14 at the time of the record – has won nine Olympic medals, five gold, and alongside Russia’s Svetlana Khorkina is the three-time champion of the European championship. With her performance, Nadia Comaneci made the history of the 1976 Olympic Games.
4. The longest jump in the world
To talk about this record, we have to go back to the nineties, more precisely to 1991: it is one of the most emblematic events of this sport.
The World Athletics Championships were taking place in Tokyo when Carl Lewis – better known as “the son of the wind” – broke the long jump record twice.
Lewis made a jump of 8.93 meters, leaving behind Bob Beamon’s 8.91 meters achieved in 1968. However, it is not he who holds the record, but a hitherto unknown athlete: Mike Powell, who recorded a record of 8.95 meters, not yet exceeded.
5. Undefeated boxers, among the most incredible sports world records
Rocky Marciano is one of the best boxers in history, there is no doubt about that, but he is also the one who holds the record that has remained undefeated for the longest : no less than 49 wins in 49 fights. Yes, unbeaten champion! In addition, 43 of these victories were achieved by knockout.
It took nearly 60 years to equal his record: in 2015 Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced his retirement after winning 49 fights – 26 by knockout and 23 by decision. Two years later, Money returned to the ring and beat Conor McGregor, hitting 50 fights and a new record.
6. The best top scorer in the world
A record in sport that we certainly cannot ignore is the one held by Just Fontaine, born in Morocco, but of French nationality. What is your pride? Be the best top scorer in the world!
Fontaine managed to score 13 goals in Sweden ’58. According to the specialists, this was one of the best performances in history.
This result, coupled with the performance of excellent player Raymond Kopa, brought France to third place in the tournament. Fontaine scored three goals against Paraguay, two against Yugoslavia, one against Scotland, two against Northern Ireland, one against Brazil and four against Federal Germany. A true champion!