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    Greatest sports moments of YOUR country

    YOUR country. No complaining about others!

    My #1: Germany 1954 football championship (sorry, only German footage on this one):



    "6 Minuten noch im Wankdorf-Stadion in Bern. Schäfer nach innen geflankt. Kopfball... abgewehrt. Aus dem Hintergrund müßte Rahn schießen... Rahn schießt...TOR! TOR! TOR! TOR!" Almost every German knows these words, at least those who are interested in football.

    Perhaps it's not perceived as such elsewhere in the world and football of 1954 may look a bit clumsy in retrospect, but Germany restored a LOT of its self-confidence after WW2 after this greatest sports victory they EVER achieved. We won against overwhelming odds.


    #2: Beijing 2008, Matthias Steiner wins the Olympic gold medal in heavyweight weightlifting:



    If you liked the movie "Over the top", this is the real thing! On his final lift, Matthias Steiner was quite a bit behind, so he had to lift more than 20 pounds than he ever lifted before. The power of love to his wife who died 2 or 3 years before gave him the strength to win against all odds, tapping a resource which nobody else had.

    0:42: "This brings a tear to your eye (correct?)... You are looking at the strongest man in the world!"

    The most epic moment of Olypmpic games for me, ever. Sometimes it needs more than strength to be the strongest. It made me cry, seriously.


    #3: Football yet again, Germany-Argentina 4-0 in 2010, the greatest German football performace I've ever seen in the almost 46 years of my life:



    1:50: "Brilliant, wonderful, glorious, GERMANY!"


    Now show off with yours! I'm sure you have your own epic moments!
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    Re: Greatest sports moments of YOUR country

    I'm in the Land of Basketball
    Wilt Chamberlain



    Great Moment:
    Wilt Chamberlain Scores 100 Points in a Single Game

    Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game, named by the National Basketball Association as one of its greatest games, took place between the Philadelphia Warriors and the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962 at Hersheypark Arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania. With 46 seconds left, Chamberlin had 98 pts. Chamberlain got free from the five Knicks, jumped high and stuffed the ball through the hoop for an alley-oop slam dunk to hit the century mark. The arena exploded in a frenzy. Over 200 spectators stormed the floor, wanting to touch the hero of the night. Some confusion remains about whether the game’s last 46 seconds were played. According to the NBA, play was halted and never resumed.

    I'm not even talking about his bedroom sports moments that you make that 1 a 2 and add a couple of Zeros to that record with.
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    Re: Greatest sports moments of YOUR country

    Hmm, I suppose that the bulls would be seen as greater, but my fav is the bears superbowl win. I was a little kid and was hooked on watching American football ever since.

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    Re: Greatest sports moments of YOUR country

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevinator View Post
    Hmm, I suppose that the bulls would be seen as greater, but my fav is the bears superbowl win. I was a little kid and was hooked on watching American football ever since.
    Was that the season with Walter Payton and The Refrigerator? What a fantastic team they were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LozHinge the Unhinged View Post
    Was that the season with Walter Payton and The Refrigerator? What a fantastic team they were.
    yup



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ih1blfVMXE
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    Re: Greatest sports moments of YOUR country

    That's a bad link to a very bad bad place!

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    Re: Greatest sports moments of YOUR country

    Seriously, nobody outside of the US seriously cares about the Superbowl. Don't you have epic moments under the eyes of an international audience? My view of #1 may be a national exception, even though it has been a world championship, but I think nobody has beaten my #2 so far .
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    Re: Greatest sports moments of YOUR country

    When scripts go wrong



    Of course, this is only a great achievement in the sense that since 1966 it has been a FIFA requirement that England lose to [West] Germany
    This game had such an effect upon the English psyche at the time that it got written into a movie covering completely unrelated issues, Dog Soldiers.

    This one has to rank amongst the greatest moments - Ellen MacArthur fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe. Sorry for wiki link.

    Botham's Ashes - another English underdog bites back moment in sport. At the time it was nothing short of astonishing and I was moved, even though I'm not a big fan of cricket. Astonishing individual effort that lifted an entire team.

    I wanted to become a Cameroon during the 1990 FIFA World Cup Finals when the African minnows embarrassed Maradona's Argentina. Roger Milla at 38 years of age amazed us all with his skill, spirit and exuberance when he was on the pitch. I felt a national pride for a country I have never been to. Plus, poking the Argentinians in the eye at football - gotta love that.
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    Re: Greatest sports moments of YOUR country

    Quote Originally Posted by krischan View Post
    Seriously, nobody outside of the US seriously cares about the Superbowl. Don't you have epic moments under the eyes of an international audience? My view of #1 may be a national exception, even though it has been a world championship, but I think nobody has beaten my #2 so far .
    Kirk Gibson Comes to mind for some reason.
    1st game of the series but set the tone.



    Dodger's & A's 1988
    Kind of an American KC at the Bat thing though.

    I would put that series up there over the next years 1989 A's series with the SF Giants & QUAKE



    and the Win for them.
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    Re: Greatest sports moments of YOUR country

    I guess I will never understand baseball . So the guy shot the ball out if the field and everybody could finish their round. That probably leads to a rather high score and it may not happen in every game but it's not such a rare occurrence, is it?

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    Of course, this is only a great achievement in the sense that since 1966 it has been a FIFA requirement that England lose to [West] Germany
    In 3 years we have a golden anniversary of Germany winning all important matches against England. I'm fine with that tradition coming with England winning irrelevant games, maybe even a 5-1 every now and then.

    If I was from England, I would be embarrassed about the DVD of that unimportant qualification game being among the best-selling sports DVDs over there. For me, it would look like an admission of one's frustration, glee and envy or like regarding it like a David vs Goliath situation.

    I admit that the 1-5 left a terrible feeling for me, but it was less terrible than Germany's pathetic performance in the Europe championship a few months later... in which England and Germany ended up in the same group again and were thrown out before reaching the KO games BTW.
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