Sports are more than mere pastimes. Whether you enjoy football or horse racing, there is a thing that bonds all sports lovers – the thrills of seeing your favourite athlete or team win a match or event. But have you ever wondered who the best sporting record-holders are? Those people who’ve managed to change the game for good? We surely did and put up a list of our favourite records. Check them out!
1. Michael Phelps
may not be the most popular sport out there, but nobody deserves the gold medal
of all sporting record-holders more than Michael Phelps. We could easily call him “the
supreme swimmer,” holding over 18 gold medals in the field.
only can he brag with such a record, but six of those golds come from his very
first Olympics in Athens in 2004 while a further eight from Beijing Olympics in
2008 – the most won by a single athlete throughout the history of the Games.
2. Miroslav Klose
you’ve ever been into placing free bets at sporting events, you probably
already know how hard it is to find the best soccer team to bet on. Especially
in the Miroslav Klose’s era. Known as Mr Consistent, Klose has already won four
World Cups and humiliated Brazil with a 7-1 score in last season’s tournament.
No doubt, a great achievement not only for Germany but also for the coach’s
3. Usain Bolt
football to running, Usain Bolt is another achiever that tops the charts as one
of the most iconic record-holders in history. The champion became a legend in
2012 when he managed to win the title of the fastest man on earth.
a world record didn’t stop his ambitions, so maybe we’ll have the honour to
watch him break yet another impossible speed record.
4. Lance Armstrong
don’t have to like cycling to know that Lance Armstrong is one of the most
inspirational figures of all time. Between 1999 and 2005, he won seven Tour de France races – seven years in a row, that
only did he won these races, but he did so after surviving testicular cancer.
Sure, there have been discussions about doping, but nothing can replace the
fact that he is indeed the greatest cyclist of all times.
5. Bob Gibson
Gibson is one of those names that may not tell you much unless you’re really
into baseball. If that’s your favourite sport, though, you might have heard
already about the Year of the Pitcher. If you hadn’t, all we can say is that
Gibson managed to pitch 47 consecutive scoreless innings and threw 13 shutouts
in the 1968 baseball season.
record still stands today, alongside other records he managed to break, and
Gibson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981.
6. Martin Brodeur
hockey is another beloved sport, and the one who has written the sport’s
history is Martin Brodeur. The Canadian goaltender spent his entire career with
the New Jersey Devils and is the only goalie in history with eight 40-win
7. James Robinson
our list of best sporting record-holders, none other than James Robinson, the
one and only jockey that has won nine wins in the 2000 Guineas race. While this
record remains unequalled to date, Robinson holds an impressive book of
his career, he has also won six Derbies and 24 British Classics. Needless to
say, his records remain unmatched after over 140 years from his death.