Throughout the history of sport, some athletes have been able to achieve incredible feats that not only amazed the public, but also set new records. Some of these records have been so fantastic that it's possible they are indestructible or at least come close. Whether you are a fan of online sports betting or just someone who is truly passionate about sports, join us as we take a look at five of these amazing records.
Topmost average points per game in a single NBA season
Although he may not be remembered as easily as modern-day greats like Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain has undoubtedly carved out his place in the NBA history books. One of the records he set that is unlikely to be broken is his 50.4 points per game in the 1961–62 season. The Philadelphia Warriors player averaged 4,029 points in 80 games this season, which probably didn't surprise most NBA fans at the time. Even by NBA standards, Chamberlain was undoubtedly superior to most when it came to physique, standing 7-foot-1 and weighing 250 pounds.
The game with the highest score of all time in football
Although the circumstances surrounding this achievement are not exactly record-breaking, a record is a record and it is highly unlikely that any team will ever repeat the result achieved by AS Adema against Stade Olympique l'Emyrne in 2002. AS Adema won 149-0 playing at the Stade Olympique l'Emyrne in Madagascar, 113 points ahead of the second highest game ever between Arbroath and Bon Accord in 1885. Close behind this record in third place is found a match between Dundee Harp and Aberdeen Rovers, surprisingly also in 1885, where Dundee Harp won 35–0 by a one goal margin.
Most weeks as the world's No. 1 golfer
While most people would agree that Jack Nicklaus is the number one golfer, he hasn't held the position as long as Tiger Woods throughout his career. During Wood's golf career, he managed to hold the No. 1 spot far more times than his opponents for a cumulative total of 683 weeks. The next golfer to rank number one at 331 weeks (less than half of Wood's record) was not Nicklaus but, interestingly, Australian golfer Greg Norman.
Most Olympic medals
Another incredibly impressive record was set by American swimmer Michael Phelps. It is possible that Phelps was something of an aquatic creature in a past life, as he completely dominated the Olympic swimming scene, taking home a total of 28 Olympic medals in his career. This record consisted of 23 gold, three silver and two bronze medals. The next most successful Olympic competitor was Soviet Union gymnastics champion Larisa Latynina, who ended her career with 18 medals, just three ahead of another incredible Olympian, Marit Bjørgen, who earned 15 medals in skiing basically.
Most points scored in the NHL
While there are undoubtedly many great records on this list, this entry sets the level of achievements that will likely never be surpassed. Wayne Gretzky is arguably the GOAT when it comes to hockey, but this ice master has secured a place in the history books with the most points ever scored in an NHL career. Gretzky retired after scoring 2,857 points, a whopping 936 points lead over Jaromir Jagr with 1,921 and 970 points ahead of Mark Messier with 1,887. The only way Gretzky could have made this record even more extraordinary is to score an extra 64 points to get even 1,000.
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