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Favorite moments in sport (no tennis)

Big thrill for me this football match between France and Portugal in 1984, semi-final of the European Cup. Great match. Portugal leads 2-1, and in the extra time France gets to 2-2. But the best part happens at 4:20 in this video: the run of Jean Tigana to take the ball to a defender, accelerate on the right side to pass it back to Platini who makes the final goal, at this point of the match whereas France was down 1-2 just a few minutes ago, that was crazy. My best souvenir of football. Probably for a lot of frenchies of my generation as well.


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2006 AFC Championship Game. IND beat NE 38-34. This was the turning point in the Peyton Manning/Tom Brady rivalry. And boy was it a lot of fun to watch.
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WC 2014: Oranje humiliating Spain with 5-1, starting with that brilliant goal by Van Persie.


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The moment when Alina realised she had won gold


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For the drama








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This kind of emotion is difficult to get. Especially for people who have been lifelong City fans. This is a huge prerogative. Immense..


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This kind of emotion is difficult to get. Especially for people who have been lifelong City fans. This is a huge prerogative. Immense..

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First 10 seconds of this vid (Tia Hellebaut's gold in 2008)

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And not a favorite moment, but the complete opposite. I remember the complete utter devastation when this happened.


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When Brazilian Volleyball NT beat a super strong Russia in the quarterfinals of London Olympics 2012 in the tie break going all the way to 21-19, saving 6 match points, after almost being eliminated in the Groups Phase due to a super messy campaign and too much drama behind the scenes involving lesbian couples breaking up, feuds with the coach, being humiliated 0-3 by South Korea, etc.

My anxiety went through the roof that day. Luckily it was a turning point for them to crush Japan and USA en route to our second Olympic title.

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Belarus Biathlon relay gold 2018 against all odds, making Domracheva the only woman with 4 golds, so completely unexpected and totally dramatic, Darya herself failing badly in last standing shooting but just not enough to choke it away. I watched the race almost every day again for weeks.

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Nice thread

I'll never forget the Carl Lewis-Mike Powell long-jump showdown at the World Championships in Tokyo (1991).

Entering the competition, Carl Lewis had been undefeated for 10 years.

In Round 1, he jumped 8,68m, a new championship record.
In Round 3, he achieved 8,83m, his personal record (wind assisted).
In Round 4, he made 8,91m, the longest competition long jump ever (wind assisted), beating the existing wind-legal record of 8,90m from 1968 by Bob Beamon.

And then, in Round 5, Mike Powel, who had so far reached 'only' an excellent 8,54m in Round 2 and was in the second position, flied with legal wind support to 8,95m, beating Beamon's 23-y-o record!

Lewis then responded with some of the best long jumps in history - 8,87m and 8,84m - and beat his personal best, but in the end finished second to a man who had never beaten him before (0-15).

Probably the best athletic race I've ever seen

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