10 Brilliant World Records in Sports
Most of us have an idea of what a human being can seemingly achieve and very few times, do we get to see an astounding act pulled off by a human. In the world of sports, we have had such brilliant world records that made many people reassess what was considered humanly impossible earlier that now seemed possible.
Here is a list of 10 brilliant world records in sports:
10. YELENA ISINBAYEVA IN POLE VAULT
Yelena Isinbayeva is one of the best pole vaulter the world has ever seen. With 20 world records (9 of them were set in 2005) she went almost unbeaten in the Olympic Games of 2004. Pole vaulting in the late 1990s was said to be revolutionised by Emma George by pushing the world record from 4.23m to 4.60m in about four years. But Isinbayeva, in July 2005, became the champion of champions by passing 5m record (becoming the first woman to do so) and a month later she touched 5.01 m.
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9. UWE HOHN IN JAVELIN
In 1984, when the wind was blowing high Uwe Hohn Javelin made an astounding throw of 104.80m. That day Hohn set a record of being the first man to throw the javelin more than 100m. It is a rare world record. And what followed next made this record an ‘eternal world record’. The surprisingly vast distance that the javelin covered prompted the IAAF to redesign the javelin to purposefully under-perform.
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8. FLORENCE GRIFFITH-JOYNER IN 100M
In the Olympic Games of 1988, American sprinter Florence Griffith-Joyner won 3 gold medals in the 100m, 200m & 4x100m relay. She was known as a 200m runner, but when she made a record of 10.49 in 100m in the quarter-finals of the US Olympic Trials, the world was stunned. Earlier that day she had run 10.60 which would have been considered a record had the winds not favoured her. Shattering the world record by an incredible 0.17 seconds was one of the most phenomenal achievements in athletics history.
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