When it comes to sports, who can say no? The adrenaline rush, the thrill and the sheer joy of it. Sportsmanship is stardom in our world and what better way to celebrate the spirit of good sportsmanship than by looking back at the best moments captured on roll.
1. Ben Johnson
Here we see Canadian sprinter, Ben Johnson racing ahead of the pack in his 100 metre dash at the summer Olympics in 1988 held in Seoul, South Korea.
2. Pete Rose
Baseball’s all-time hits leader, Pete Rose during a match between the Reds and Cubs, in Chicago at Wrigley feild.(August 1975)
3. Julius Erving
Julius Erving, Philadelphia 76ers’ forward reaching for a slam dunk in a match against the Denver Nuggets in 1977.
4. Lynn Swann
Here we see Steelers WR Lynn Swann amke an almost impossible catch over Cpwboys Defender Mark Washington.This was during the Super Bowl X in January, 1976. Swann went down in history as the firt person to ever win the superbowl MVP honors for his achievmentsof catchinf four pasees through 161 yards and his Pittsburg touchdown victory.
5. U.S Hockey
This was a defining moment in history for America. This was the day, specifically, February 22nd, 1980 during the Olympics of 1980, where the United States beat the seemingly unbeatable Soviet Union at 4-3. It was Mike Eruzione’s finishing and winning goal that bought them this victory.
6. Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods aiming his shot in match against David Duval which he later won by two strokes. The Master’s victory in April 8, 2001 was one of Tiger Wood’s four consecutive major championship victories. He won the match with his iconic “Tiger Slam”.
7. Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan during the All-Star Weekend in February 6, 1988.Here we see Michael Jordan making a perfect liftoff from the free throw line to nail a perfect 50score and defeat Dominique Wilkins in the Slam Dunk Contest Finals. A fun fact to know is that thi particular contest in 1988 is considered the best performance of Jordon thanks to the duel between Wilkins and Jordan.
8. Kerri Strug
This is a photo of Kerri Strug , shot during the Altanta Olympics on July 23, 1996. This photo has a special significance as the woman you see her has made a perfect landing on her vault despit a painful ankle injury she suffered on her first attempt. In an act of sheer patriotism, Kerri fought th pain to obtain a gold for the United States.
9. Reggie Bush
In this epic touchdown, we see USC’s Reggie Bush leap over UCLA defender Marcus Cassel into the end zone. This particular performance earned Reggie Bush the Heisman Trophy in 2005.
10. Bob Cousy
This shot was during the Pistons vs Celtics match of November 19, 1955. Here we see unorthodox plauerBob Cousy drive right past two Pistons defenders. The athlete was known for his unorythodox style of basketball techniques which distonguished him from the rest pf the team.
11. Serena Williams
This was during the iconic match between Tennis giants, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open in 2007. Serena beat Sharapova and won the tournament.
Featured image courtesy: Pinterest (Dennis Rodman Pacers vs Bulls 1997)