In continuation of what started few days ago, I intend to add to the catalogue of events that made their impart on the face of sport and would eventually change the history of sport.
- High Jump
The dominant style in the world of high jump was the staddle technique (which was a jump where the jumper crosses the bar face down) long before Dick Fosbury would come to change it to the Fosbury Flop as we have come to know it today. He introduced the revolutionary style in the 1968 Olympics events which earned him the gold medal and the Olympic record at the game.
2. A Man in Free Fall Breaks the Speed of Sound
It was in October 14, 2012 when the Austrian paratrooper and base jumper, Felix Baumgartner, jumped from a height of 39 kilometers (from the stratosphere) from a helium balloon reaching an estimated top speed of 1,357.64 km/h (843.6 mph) beyond the speed of sound (343 m/s). He set three distict records with this singular act of bravery namely the first man to jump from such height, the man to soar beyond the sound barrier in a balloon, and the speed with which he dived from Space.
3. Do you Believe in Miracles?
Miracle came the way of some college kids who went all the way to win the national hockey finals against the more trained and stronger Soviet union teams in the 1980 Olympic games. No one exppected them to reach that fall talkless of winning the finals, not even themselves.
4. Andres Escobar's Own Goal.
In the aftermath of the FIFA World Cup in 1994 Andrés Escobar Saldarriaga, a Colombian footballer, was murdered as a retaliation for having earned for his national team an own goal which led to the team's elimination in the tornament.
5. Contact Established.
Prior to the invention of the popular social medias, there seem to be some contrained in the direct communication between players and their fans. However, during a Premier League match in 1995, Eric Cantona seem to be out of his time as he established a direct relation with a fan in the stadum but in the most astonishing manner or rather in a kung-fu manner.
Thanks very much for reading.