A New Hall Of Fame- For The People, By The People

World Record

swimming

Girl Wonder

Shane Gould was an unexplained and remarkable phenomenon in the 70′ competitive swimming world. When she was 6 years old, her talent as a swimmer was already discovered. In Jan 1972, when she was only 15, Gould set a new world record in 100m’ freestyle, clocking – 58.5 sec, 0.4 sec. faster than the previous time.

Claim to Fame » »
Running

4 Mile Record

New Zealand’s team sets a new world record in 4×1 Mile Relay – 16:02.8 min. The new record is a 6.2 sec. improvement of the previous record, set by Oregon College in 1962.

Claim to Fame » »
swimming

Matthes vs. Matthes

The East German swimmer Roland Matthes breaks his own world record in 100m backstroke, when he clocks it on 56.6 sec. Only a day later, Matthes does it again – in the 4x100m medley backstroke swim, he finishes his 100m in a new world record time – 56.3 sec.

Claim to Fame » »
Caren Metschuck

Metschuck’s Record

The East German swimmer Caren Metschuck, sets a new world record in 50m’ (in a Short course) – 25.8 seconds. Metschuck made her record time in a international event held in Florida.

Claim to Fame » »
who is the greatest?

Heiring Walks

The U.S. athlete Jim Heiring sets a new world record in 1500m Racewalking – 5:27 min. Racewalking seems like an odd sport, but it a lot more harder than it looks, try it and you will see for yourselves.

Claim to Fame » »
Rebecca Soni

Rebecca Soni 2:19.59

She may look like a young American sweetheart, but when it comes to the pool Rebecca Soni doesn’t take any prisoners and aims always to be the best. She made that clear again in London 2012, as she imitated her achievement in Beijing 2008 and won the gold in 200m breaststroke. By doing so Soni also set a new world record (she also set the previous record) time- 2:19.59.

Claim to Fame » »
Carmelita Jeter

American Women

Remember the names: Carmelita Jeter, Allyson Felix, Tianna Madison, Bianca Knight. In London 2012, Those four women, that also go by the name – U.S women’s 4x100m relay team, broke a 32 years old world record (set by the East Germany team in 1980) with the record time of- 40.82 sec.

Claim to Fame » »
Usain Bolt

Bolt 2 for 2

08/10/2012- London 2012: Usain Bolt adds another Olympic gold medal to his trophies Room, this time in 200m run, setting a time of 19.32. Bolt gold

Claim to Fame » »
Florence Griffith Joyner

Flo-Jo 10.49

07/18/1988- In the trials for the 1988 Olympic Games Florence Griffith-Joyner sets a new world record in 100m sprint – 10.49. She did that after coming

Claim to Fame » »
who is the greatest?

LaVallee New Record

Levi LaVallee on his way for a new record- On New Year’s Eve Levi LaVallee and his snowmobile flew in midair a distance of 412 feet. With his jump LaVallee broke his own world record for a distance jumped on a snowmobile (361 feet).

Claim to Fame » »
Wyomia Tyus

She was fast!

The American track athlete Wyomia Tyus wins the 100m sprint at the 1968 Olympic games and sets a new world record of 11.08 sec. Tyus also won the gold medal in 100m 4 years before that, at the 1964 Olympics.

Claim to Fame » »
Mary Decker

2 Records In 1 Run

Despite her injuries and bad luck, Mary Decker succeeded to make athletic history: In one 3000m run, she broke 2 world records, clocking the first 2000m at 5 min. 53.4 sec. and finishing at 8 min. 47.3 sec.

Claim to Fame » »
Inge de Bruijn

De Bruijn Gold

Sydney Olympic games: Inge de Bruijn makes a phenomenal comeback to the Olympic pool. She wins the gold in: 100m butterfly, 100m freestyle, 50m freestyle, and sets new world records in each of those events.

Claim to Fame » »
By Ian @ ThePaperboy.com - https://www.flickr.com/photos/thepaperboy/1487306897/in/set-72157602266387648/, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4122855

Edwards Jumps

Jonathan Edwards, jumps all the way to the gold- 1995 World Athletics Championship: Jonathan Edwards, the British athlete, triple jumps far far away form all his rivals and sets a phenomenal new world record – 18.29 m.

Claim to Fame » »