“The winner takes it all” : 5 of the greatest sporting triumphs in Newsflare’s archive
Among many other amazing things to have happened this week, which include a French Bulldog dressed up as Donald Trump, Barcelona achieved the impossible by overturning a 4-0 first leg deficit to advance to the next stage of the champions league. If you’re not into football, then just give us the benefit of the doubt when we say it was ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE.
But it got us thinking: what are some of the all time greatest sporting moments? And, more pertinently, what are some of the best sporting WINS in our archive?
There are many that love to hail the fail, but what about those moments of supreme sporting brilliance where all in attendance bask in shared appreciation for what the human body is capable of.
Well we’ve collected some of our favourites and compiled them into a list for you.
Goalkeeper scores late equaliser from kick out
One of the main ingredients of a great viral video is someone doing something completely contrary to what is expected of them. Whether it’s skydiving grandpas or skateboarding dogs, people love seeing other people (or animals) breaking through the narrow parameters of their existence.
So hats off to this goalie, who – not content with letting the strikers do the fun stuff – decided to take matters into his own hands (and feet) with a well judged kick upfield that ended up his opposite number’s net. Even better: his team had been trailing the game and managed to secure a much needed point.
Streaker tackled by steward during rugby game
‘Keep your eye on the ball’ can sometimes be ill-chosen advice when it comes to prepping players for big matches. Streakers may lurk around any corner, and seeing a pale man running around starkers can be enough to put you off your game.
The moral of this story is: if you’re planning on getting your kit off and parading around a pitch, best to stick to less physical, lower-adrenaline sports. Not one to let an opportunity for glory pass him by, this steward decided to impress the crowd with a brutal spear tackle to curtail the streaker’s short-lived career in an abrupt and pretty satisfying way.
Grandma impresses street footballers with impressive technique
Asked what is the traditional pastime of grandmothers, you would normally answer with a list of TV shows, board games, and endless knitting. But in Italy they do Grandma’s differently.
Defying her age with a super composed kick-up display, this Granaldo shows she has more than what it takes to make a success of it. Nicknamed “la nonnina” by Italian press, this ‘olé woman has the balance of Ibrahimovic, the guile of Pirlo, and the positional awareness of an old Paul Scholes.
Basketball enthusiasts perform incredible collective trick
Aside from these examples of individual glory, there are also times when a group of like minded individuals combine to produce a moment of collective magic. These are perfect instructions for how society ought to function.
A group of keen basketballers from Idaho decided to team up to create an amazing basketball trick shot that will leave you breathless. Utilising a trampoline – like any trickshot hopeful ought – they take it in turns to slam the basketball off the backboard, before finally sinking the ball amid rapturous celebration.
Man fires football hundreds of metres using slingshot
Amid all the hype surrounding the 2016 world cup – will they, won’t they? (they didn’t) – there was one man who decided to test of the sport. Jorg Sprave, a German inventor and Youtuber, decided to find out what he could get up to with his slingshot fetish.
Using one regulation sized World Cup football, Sprave captured his exploits for the world to see. Managing to fire a ball a few hundred metres away, it is fair to say that Sprave has won Youtube, and life.
If you managed to film any spectacular sporting successes and triumphs, please don’t hesitate to upload them to us now. We love a good story, and so do our clients!